Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Writing credits Robert Klane
Andrew McCarthy .... Larry Wilson
Jonathan Silverman .... Richard Parker
Catherine Mary Stewart .... Gwen Saunders
Terry Kiser .... Bernie Lomax
Don Calfa .... Paulie, Vito's Hit Man
Catherine Parks .... Tina, Vito's Girl
Louis Giambalvo .... Vito
OK. Here's the deal. These two guys want to go up the corporate ladder right? So they do some investigating on their company's performance. They stumble upon some interesting information and tell their boss Bernie all about it. Bernie is so pleased that he invites them to spend the weekend with him to talk it over. Hence, "Weekend at Bernie's".
Wait! There's more! So our two heroes go out to the Hamptons to hang with Bernie. Here's the funny part. It turns out Bernie is trying to set up the murder of these two guys but instead he gets murdered himself! HAHAHAHA! Wait, wait! Here comes the main joke! When the two guys get there, they don't realize Bernie is dead. So they talk and hang out with him as if he were alive! AH-HAHAHAHAHA! Then a roaming party comes in and no one can comprehend that he's dead! WA-HAHAHAHA!! That's the joke! Bernie is dead! DEAD! It's a weekend with a dead guy! HARHARHAR!! Gotta love it!
If the idea of pretending a dead guy named Bernie is still alive sounds humorous to you, see this movie immediately. It has one joke and it does it very well. There is only dead, misunderstood Bernie. It worked for me.
SCORE: 3 out of 4 dead party animals