Long regarded as the absolute nadir of the Eighties buddy comedy, I have to admit that the film's central conceit - that the vapid and rich yuppie scene of the Reagan Era would be too self-absorbed to notice a dead body in their midst - still strikes me as rather smart, shrewd, and darkly hilarious. "Bernie's" is nowhere near as sophisticated as a film like "Risky Business," but it's somehow in the same ballpark.
One of my many shameless guilty pleasures, much like "Bio-Dome." This is definitely a one note joke film, but the cast's likability and their efforts to do the best they can with the slim material makes the slapstick work genuinely. Not great, but slightly poignant and funny. Sometimes that's good enough.