Weekend at Bernie’s [Blu-ray]

November 18, 2013 - Comment

Weekend at Bernie’s starts when two lowly clerks at an insurance agency uncover a $2 million fraud and report it to their boss, Bernie (Terry Kiser). Unfortunately for them, Bernie is the one behind the fraud and he invites them to his island beach house for the weekend, where he intends to have them killed

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Weekend at Bernie’s starts when two lowly clerks at an insurance agency uncover a $2 million fraud and report it to their boss, Bernie (Terry Kiser). Unfortunately for them, Bernie is the one behind the fraud and he invites them to his island beach house for the weekend, where he intends to have them killed by his mob contacts. Unfortunately for Bernie, the mob decides to rub him out instead–that’s when the clerks, Richard (Jonathan Silverman) and Larry (Andrew McCarthy), arrive and discover Bernie’s body. At first they panic and start to call the police but when a party of islanders sweeps in, Richard and Larry also discover that the local residents are so self-absorbed they don’t notice that Bernie is dead. So if our heroes can just convince everyone that Bernie is still alive for the weekend, they can have a splendid time. Unfortunately, they also convince the mob hitman, who keeps trying to take Bernie out. Weekend at Bernie’s was made at the height of 1980s fashion and features many amusing outfits and hairstyles–often the styles are funnier than the dialogue and the characters are tissue-paper thin. Still, there’s no denying that the movie chugs along from bit to bit and never takes itself more seriously than it should, which is a cheerful, disposable piece of fluff. –Bret Fetzer

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  • UK Import
  • Blu-ray
  • Region-Free

Comments

Victoria A. Wildermuth says:

You ask why I gave this movie 5 stars? I gave this film 5 stars because it is one of those rare movies that made me laugh out loud! This is a very dark comedy about 2 idiots who find their boss dead and convince hundreds of gullible people that he is actually alive. They walk him around a resort, go boating with his remains, have parties. They even convince the hitman who killed Bernie that he’s still alive! So, you guessed it, the hitman tries and tries again to “kill” Bernie. The physical humor is absolutely the best. It’s a unique concept. I guarantee that you will laugh until you hurt. It’s totally 80’s with a great theme song sung by Jermaine Stewart. Highly recommended.

C. A. Luster "The Rook" says:

Dark Comedy, Light Fun The cast is perfect and the sets, music, and all that went into this movie seem to meld to make a very funny movie. Andrew McCarthy as Larry Wilson and Jonathan Silverman as Richard Parker are a good match for co-workers at an insurance company. Larry the brown nosing party man and Richard the hard working nerd. When Richard discovers a two million dollar mistake in claims their boss Bernie invites them over for the weekend to discuss it. What happens after that is sick, demented, and funny. Any fan of “8 Heads in a Duffel Bag” and “The Whole Nine Yards” should enjoy it. This is one of those rare movies were seeing a dead person being lugged around, beat up, dropped, bareface ski, washed around in the tide, shot, strangled, and more is just plain outrageously funny.

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