Weekend at Bernie's Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 10810

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 137

Theatrical Release Date: 07/05/1989

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Ted Kotcheff

Actors: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser, Don Calfa, Catherine Parks

Plot: Two corporate nobodies get invited to their boss' retreat but find him dead when they get there. The pretend he is alive so that they can continue with their vacation.

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Rating of
1/4

Snoogans - wrote on 07/15/2013

'Weekend at Bernie's' is essentially a series of gags involving two guys parading a dead body around and convincing others that said body is still alive. The premise is okay. I just didn't find the majority of gags funny. I can get behind the goofy antics, but I can't believe that the people being fooled could be that immensely dense. Other scenes not involving the dead Bernie, like most of the beginning, are flat out boring.

Rating of
2/4

FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 03/12/2013

It's so bad, but so good. This is definitely a guilty pleasure movie for the ages.

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/22/2008

Others have said it, but the 80s is the only era in which this film would ever work. The 80s poster man-child Andrew McCarthy and friend lug around poor, dead Bernie and lovable hijinx ensue. It's corny, but still pretty funny.

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Rating of
2.5/4

He's dead people

Gabe - wrote on 08/25/2014

So here's the deal, this film is probably closer to 2 stars than 2.5, but I just couldn't put a film from this classic period of comedies with anything less. It's really one of the last raunchy comedies of that era to be released. This sort of film wouldn't come back again, in my opinion, until American Pie in 1999. The film makes absolutely no sense. I mean, nobody in their right mind would carry around a dead guy for a weekend. I mean, at the very least, wouldn't it start to stink? Throwing all reality aside, I do think this film does skewer 80's yuppie culture. The party at Bernie's scene, when everybody thinks he's just so drunk that he can't speak, instead of you know, dead, points to the complete lack of respect for anyone around them. Everyone at the party is just so …

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