Can You Keep it Up For a Week? (1974) from Tuna
|Can You Keep It Up for a Week? (1976) is
a classic British sex romp. Annette (Jill Damas), is very happy with sex
with her boyfriend Gil (Jeremy Bulloch), but his habit of getting sacked
in the first day or two from every job he tries convinces her he is not
marriage material. After he begs, she agrees that if he can get a job
the next day, and keep it for a week, she will marry him. If not, the
wedding is off, and he has to streak Buckingham Palace. After a
disastrous interview, he stops in at the domestic service agency where
she works, and is hired on the spot. For the rest of the film, he ends
up in one sexual situation after another.
Jenny Cox, as a massage
therapist, shows breasts.
Lindsay Marsh as a stripper
shows breasts in bed.
Olivia Munday as a women who
intentionally gets her toe stuck in a faucet shows breasts and
Wendy Wax, Sarah Frampton and
Stephanie Marrian as three teenagers he babysits for show
breasts playing strip poker.
Sue Longstreet shows all three
Bs as a psychologist who has invented an aphrodisiac.
Venicia Day as a massage
patient shows all three Bs.
Jill Damas shows breasts
constantly, buns in panties, and has one decapitated bush
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IMDB readers say 4.7 of 10, which is not surprising.
This film has way too much exposure for people who don't like nudity,
but no explicit sex for the soft-core crowd. That leaves it with a
very small audience, namely people like me who enjoy the genre, which
is all in fun, has lots of naked women, and never even comes close to
taking itself seriously. It was recently released by Jezebel, the US
arm of Redemption, after a long period where noting was being
released, evidently due to some legal problems. I am glad to see them
moving again, as they specialize in slasher, and in sex farces.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description,
it's a C+. To me, the genre doesn't get any better, and
this DVD would be a good bet if you are curious about these
films. . Keep in mind that all of these are
dated, so part of the appeal is nostalgia.
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