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  2 months ago

Toluna Movie Club - August Movie Reviews Here
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Hello Influencers!

You’ve voted and voted in the past two weeks and we’ve now got the results! The  movie up for review this month is

WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S 

Here is how to participate and earn up to a total of 6,000 points!

1- Write a review for the selected movie

2- Post the review in a comment to this topic

3- Once you’ve added your review to the topic,  send an email to MovieClub@Toluna.com, to let us know of your participation and we will hastily add  1000 points to your account.*

4- Check out the upcoming Toluna Magazine, September issue and see if you got featured in the pages!- If you got featured you will get an extra 5000 points!

That’s pretty much it- 4 little steps towards becoming a full fledged movie critic.

Let the Movie Club Begin!

*Note- in order to get the points you must submit your review until the 31st of August, 2018, and ensure that your review is your own piece of writing and has at least 200 words. We will not be rewarding any reviews that do not fit the 200 word mark.
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E8680933

  1 month ago
The best protagonist is definitely the direversion, you can not help but laugh at the ease with which Richar and Larry plan to carry Bernie dead to believe he is alive, although Bernie planned to kill his guests for a fraud that they themselves discovered in the company insurance for which they work not knowing that the person responsible for said fraud is nothing more and nothing less than their boss Barnie. That is why he invites them to a mini vacation and plan the murder but surprise the hunter is hunted Bernie is dead. It is very good the recommended film for the whole family and have a good time of fun.
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Linnie41

  1 month ago
Fun-loving salesmen Richard and Larry are invited by their boss, Bernie, to stay the weekend at his posh beach house. They don't know that Bernie is the one responsible for a fraud they've uncovered and that Bernie is arranging to kill them. When the plan backfires, Bernie is killed instead, friends decide not to let death spoil their vacation. They pretend Bernie is still alive. l love this movie. It's funny, silly and down-right hilarious. I just wish the movie was done in a way that Bernie was the one who got caught for the fraud and was still alive. I mean, I hate with the person in the movie that commits the crime isn't even alive to get caught. All in all, it a great movie to watch over and over again. I recommend it when you need a good laugh and have had a bad day or when the weather is raining and snowing outside. If you haven't seen this movie in years or seen it once. It's always a good idea to see it again and all the others with Bernie in it. I love his character but would've loved it more if he was caught with the crime. I always say to the crime do the time.
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IngridM2000

  1 month ago
Although it is not at the level of the first nor by far, but it is still a very funny movie. Here there is more argument and less guasa, and there is even action and everything. Very entertaining.
Acceptable continuation but perhaps a little looser or more boring in my opinion. Terry Kiser the truth is that he does it very well and moves very well too, and go with the blond protagonist boy that pesadito and unbearable is, has the poor dark deranged with the cute, handsome and good that is the poor, I do not know how he endures as a friend. In order to pass the time and laugh a ratillo, but inferior to the first part.
A luxury weekend in a luxury house. Everything seems to paint very well, but the misfortunes suffered by two young employees of an insurance company named Larry Wilson and Richard Parker who will spend Labor Day in a luxurious house on the coast, will make those mini vacations unforgettable.
The head of the insurance company where they work wants to reward them in some way for the fact that they discovered an embezzlement of 2 million dollars. Bernie wants to thank them for their exemplary behavior by inviting them to spend that first Monday in September at the house they have in the Hamptons, one of the most luxurious areas on the Long Island coast and the place where the New Yorkers with the most money are going to relax. and spend your vacation.
What Larry and Richard do not know is that Bernie is behind this fraud. For this reason, he has organized, with the help of his fellow mafiosi, the death of both employees during his short stay at the beach house. But when Larry and Richard arrive at the house they get a big surprise: Bernie is dead.
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t-mikal

  1 month ago
Short summary of the movie "Weekend At Bernie's":
Bernie Lomax is the boss of Richard and Larry at their company, which had $2million missing from its accounts. When Richard and Larry discovered this they raise awareness to Bernie about this issue, he was so pleased he invited the pair to spend the weekend at his posh beach house. However, things take a turn for the worst when they found out Bernie, their boss, was actually trying to have them kill to keep the missing money a secret. Instead Bernie himself gets killed for having an affair with the wife of his mobster partner, who helped Bernie embezzled the missing money. Upon finding Bernie dead body, Richard and Larry decides to use voodoo to have the lifeless body lead them to find the missing money and this is where all the adventures starts.
Review of "Weekend at Bernie's":
For me, this title has been the most memorable comedy adventure movie since the 80s until now. Funny, adventurous and unique in title and in story line. I was just a toddler when seen this movie, but remember the fact that a dead body of Bernie Lomax being moved around like a puppet was very funny. The way the actors executed the choreography of having to tie each others laces to walk the body, and inserting each others arms into the sleeves of Bernie's jacket to move his arms was very appealing to me as a child at the time, as it gave me and all my cousins ideas to have fun on our own play times. But back to the movie, Weekend at Bernie's at the time expose kids like myself a fun, children friendly way to more adult issues, like embezzlement, partying and drinking, also death in comedic way. At the time the lifestyles portrayed in the movie seem so glamorous, very uplifting and easy going especially having a nice upscale home by the beach. Same time it made us aware of all the problems and unexpected situations that can pop up in life, and how to think quick on our feet and navigate through life to complete our mission, whatever it is. It was a unique movie, one of its kind I have seen by and since then. The story line was great and different with action packed adventures between in a comedic twist. Though it was blatantly over the top and fictitious, it was very captivating and fun to watch as a child. Even now when I revisit the movie as an adult it seems to be even more interesting and fun, as I'm able to catch on to more grown issues and topics in between the lines, which I had not before when young, makes it like I am watching a whole new movie over again, well partially. The actors chemistry was great in how it was staged and pulled off, with a partly limped body being dragged around to fool everyone around that it's still alive bordered between hilarious and anxiousness, as for not wanting them to blow their cover before their mission is accomplished. Also how Bernie Lomax's character actor stay in character sometimes amazes me, with all the foolishness going around while having to stay still is astonishing lol. Until to date, this movie stands alone in its story, how it captivates an audience with its funny action plots and I will always remember it more vivid than most. There needs to be more fun, easy going movies that stands out with unique concept like Weekend at Bernie's these days. Back to the simple, happy times of my youth would be great for youths of today. I highly recommend this movie even though its decades old, if can bare the over top comic reliefs of the time, it be great movie for the family. Hope this review gives you an idea of what to expect and feel of the movie without exposing or spoiling to much. Thanks for the time.
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E1207929

  1 month ago
WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S
This movie reflected the excessiveness and greed of the 1980's in the Americas when all that mattered was the accumulation of wealth, no matter who was stepped over. The comedy starts with two naïve insurance agents played by Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman looking forward to a party weekend at the gorgeous home of their boss, Bernie. The excitement of spending a decadent holiday is dashed when Bernie up and dies of a cocaine overdose and the clever boys decide to go ahead and party on with Bernie propped up on the pool deck chair. The comedy turns situation comedy, of course, with the expected antics of trying to hide the fact that Bernie is dead. This silly movie is saved when it takes a serious turn and the two young agents find out that their boss was planning to have them snuffed to cover up his insurance fund embezzlement. Now the fun begins as a dance between the boys and the hired killer (who thinks Bernie is still kicking) creates tension that keeps you glued to the screen. This would have been a dud of a movie if this angle had not been played and 'Weekend at Bernie's" has gone down as a classic. The story was written by Robert Klane and directed by Ted Kotcheff. I would recommend seeing this movie if for nothing but a good laugh although pretty tame stuff for the audience of today.
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lisaelisabeth

  2 months ago
WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S
it has been soooooo long since I have seen this, wow, trying to remember! This is going back close to 30 years for me, so please don't judge me, I actually have meant to watch this again quite a few times, just have not gotten around to it.
So the boys get invited to Bernies weekend house. Bernie is a crook and the boys are supposed to have some kind of accident over the weekend; however, as it happens, somehow Bernie dies before all this happens. I don't remember the circumstances. The guys for some reason need to make it appear that he is still alive and have all kinds of adventures or mishaps doing this. I guess since they are staying in this beautiful house they just don't want to let their weekend go to waste and let it be spoiled by their dead boss. Who can blame them? One thing that stands out is that they try to reverse the mileage on Bernies car by hoisting it up and making it run in reverse ( I think). Don't know why I remember this part of it.
I will go watch it again, should be a good laugh. I hear there is a new one out, might have to see that one as well and see which one is better.
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i2418762

  2 months ago
when this movie first came out I thought it was a complete farce. as time moves on we see things differently. comedy changes and so does how we perceive it. things seem to grow as time moves on. some movies obtain cult status. slapstick humor is one of the hardest types of comedy to pull off, in a serious fashion. good slapstick humor appears effortlessly, yet requires great timing, preparation and repetition. physical comedy requires trust in each other. while this was not the movie I chose, it does represent a look at a genre of movies that nowadays are not appreciated. the actors themselves at that time were main stage. how many years ago was this movie? over 30 years I would hazard a guess. what do you want from a movie? slapstick comedy begets an inexplicable short end of the stick when it"s time for recognition from the so called expert critics. there should be a Oscar recognition for comedy, and actors who perform this comedy should be recognized for their acting abilities when Oscar nominations are handed out. now I don't think this movie has attained this status. but I recently revisited this movie and I must admit it made me laugh.
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amberb86

  2 months ago
I love this show growing up. I thought it was just hilarious to watch some guys trying to make a dead guy seem alive. Watching it again, I can’t believe my parents let me see it as a kid. It has some pretty adult content in it. Luckily it went over my head back then, but it actually detracts from the movies appeal now that I’m older. I wouldn’t go out of my way to watch it again.
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carmen-20008

  2 months ago
This movie is one of the most favorite comedies for my family and me. I have seen it many times and I always have reasons to see it again. I want to leave you a little synopsis of this beautiful comedy and if you have not seen it I recommend
It is a 1989 comedy film. It was starring Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart and Terry Kiser.
Synopsis: Two young employees of an insurance company, Larry and Richard, go to the coast to spend quietly on the first Monday of September, Labor Day. Larry and Richard have behaved like exemplary employees, and have discovered an important plan in which they planned to carry out an important embezzlement in the company where they work. The director of the company, Bernie Lomax, rewards them by inviting them to a house that he owns in Hampton, a very luxurious area on the Long Island coast. Bernie would be the ideal host ... if it were not for a small detail: he is dead.
Some curiosities:
Thanks to the film, the Hot and Cold theme of the late singer Jermaine Steward became popular.
This comedy had its sequel, Weekend at Bernie's 2, in which the same actors participate as in the first Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman and Terry Kiser.
Actress Eloise DeJoria appears as "Eloise Broady" in the credits.
In the United States (California) and Panama, a very famous dance called Moving like Bernie's was created, in homage to the comic movements that led to Bernie's corpse.
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A4233727

  2 months ago
It is a light film, but very funny. Ideal to see with friends and laugh a lot of absurd things. The nonsense of the characters of Larry and Richard, coupled with Bernie's inbrearing smile and the incredulity of the murderers, are for me an invitation to laughter. The story takes place on the beach, when the boss (Bernie) invites two employees to spend a weekend at his house, where Bernie and his partners, plan to kill them since they discovered things that they should not know, however, instead of being murdered, Bernie ends up being killed, while Larry and Richard simply think that he is dead. Not wanting to miss a weekend of fun, they plan all their activities with Bernie accompanying them everywhere! Without anyone realizing that he is really dead, even the same murderer who believes that he has not killed him and continues to do everything to end it. There are situations that mix the absurd and even frivolous that life can be, without being able to stop laughing. As the saying goes: That innocence is worth them, how to go from being heroes to villains, without ceasing to be innocent. That is the recipe that we are given in a film to relax and laugh again.
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