Weekend at Bernie's II The original 1989 dead-guy farce maybe had a few laughs if you caught it on cable at one in the morning. Blind drunk. Weekend At… PG PG-13 Comedy Andrew McCarthy Jonathan Silverman Terry Kiser Barry Bostwick
Movie Review

Weekend At Bernie's II (1993)

MPAA Rating: PG-13, PG

Details Rateds: PG, PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman and Terry Kiser

The original 1989 dead-guy farce maybe had a few laughs if you caught it on cable at one in the morning. Blind drunk. Weekend At Bernie's II not quite that good. Buddies Andrew McCarthy (loudmouth jerk) and Jonathan Silverman (shy brainiac) are led on a moronic slap-stick chase in the Virgin Islands by their deceased but excessively mobile boss (a voodoo curse has brought him partly back to life — don't ask). Terry Kiser again brings his deadpan body English to the title role, but McCarthy heads in the other direction with a performance of baffling hamminess. At this rate, his career choices are narrowing down to game-show appearances and a cameo in John Waters' next movie. F

Originally posted Jul 27, 2009 Published in issue #180 Jul 23, 1993 Order article reprints