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That's not a bad thing - stupid = funny = good-movie. Weekend at Bernie's is almost as laughable as a Jim Carrey flick (but not quite).
Here's the scenario: Two guys drag a dead body around for the weekend, pretending he's alive. The dead guy would be Bernie, their boss, whom they discover dead upon arriving at his seaside mansion for the weekend. Later, they find out that Bernie wanted them killed, but not while he was around - he wanted an alibi. Apparently the killer turned on him, but is still after them. Therefore if they haul Bernie's body around for the weekend they can stall the killers until they can get off the island, or get help. Naturally this results in some absurd incidents.
Maybe the acting isn't completely sincere, and the plot is unrealistic and ridiculous, but that's part of what makes you laugh. I laughed nonstop throughout this film and definitely recommend it as a brainless comedy.