A Murderous Mortician Makes For No. 1
Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine star in this quirky crime drama about a murdering mortician and his latest victim. Grab an arm and get ready for fall with our top-five list of DVD/Blu-ray rentals this week.
No. 1 – Bernie
Jack Black plays a small town mortician who kills a wealthy older woman, played by Shirley MacLaine, and has the most complicated of times trying to cover up the murder by pretending she's still alive.
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
No. 2 – The Dictator
Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again, and this time he's playing a disillusioned leader to a fictitious country. When his search for democracy lands him in New York without a passport, this general-turned-immigrant gets a taste of his own medicine.
Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
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No. 3 – Chimpanzee
Narrated by Tim Allen, Chimpanzee is the story of a 3-year-old orphan chimpanzee who gets separated from his family and must find a home. Heartwarming to say the least!
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Movie review: Rumble in the jungle as you watch a baby find a family in Chimpanzee >>
No. 4 – A Separation
This subtitled drama set in contemporary Iran won the Oscar for best foreign language film. Simin is a woman who wants to leave Iran, but in order to do that she must take her husband with her. When he refuses, she tries to get a divorce. Things only get more complicated when her request is denied.
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
No. 5 – Bonsai
A young writer lies about his ability to write to try to win the girl of his dreams. Diego Noguera and Nathalia Galgani co-star in this quirky foreign film.
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
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