Weekend At Bernie’s (1989)


“What kind of a host invites you to his house for the weekend and dies on you? ” – Larry Wilsonweekend at bernies

Number of Times Seen – at least 5 times (Theater in ’89, cable, video and 5 Jun 2014)

Brief Synopsis – Two young men pretend that their recently deceased boss is still alive when they believe his killer is really after them

My Take on it – Certain movies are better when they first came out because of the ingenious premise.

This movie is one of them.

The problem is that the premise has been so overused in the 25 years since this came out (and in some cases done more efficiently) that this movie just doesn’t stand the test of time.

Some of the scenes still managed to get a chuckle out of me, but in general, the premise gets old very quickly and we all just want Bernie to stay dead for real.

I still can’t believe that they were able to make a sequel to this and more so, that I have to admit to having seen it in the theater also.

Bottom Line – Not as funny now as it was 25 years ago.  The joke gets old very quickly.

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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11 thoughts on “Weekend At Bernie’s (1989)

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  2. I’ve been interested in seeing this for a while — well, thanks to HIMYM — and even though you’re not liking it now, the fact you’ve seen it so many times is a bit of a recommendation itself. 😀

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