Concept: A sweet natured assistant funeral home director loved by a small town community strikes up an unlikely friendship with the meanest and wealthiest old widow in town, until she pushes him too far and he shoots her dead.

Genre: Dark Comedy

Writers: Richard Linklater & Skip Hollandsworth (based on the Texas Monthly article "Midnight in the Garden of East Texas")

Cast: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey

Director: Richard Linklater (SCHOOL OF ROCK, DAZED & CONFUSED)

- Golden Globes Nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Jack Black
- Gotham Independent Film Award nomination for Best Feature
- Film Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Feature and Jack Black for Best Male Lead
- Winner of New York Critic Circle's Best Supporting Actor Matthew McConaughey
- Named a Top Ten Independent Film by the National Board of Review