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on 20 March 2016
An accident prone man keeps losing his job, so his girlfriend sets up a bet:
If he can hold down a job for a week she'll marry him (See you didn't expect that from the title did you?), if not he has to make like Donald Duck and streak through Buckingham Palace without any pants!

Seems like a pretty easy task if you ask me, his fit girlfriend obviously not the brightest spark... But wait... Because remember when I said he was an accident prone oaf? Well, unfortunately because of this curse he's only any good at one thing...
However, undeterred he gets a job with an agency which provides 'helping hands', and as a result he has to rely on his only natural talent to keep his customers happy, which means he falls into sexual misadventures as a result...

This was brilliant! Like a poor man's 'Confessions of...' but with more T&A.
Jeremy Bulloch (the bloke who played Edward of Wickham in Robin of Sherwood) is the Robin Askwith stand in, with other notable stars being Richard O'Sullivan (completely camping it up as a predatory homosexual!) and Valerie Leon (about the only woman to keep her clothes on in this! - Dammit Val, not again!)..
Loads of silly orgies and infidelity. With nobody giving a monkey's that they are all at it with one another, especially the hero's fiancee, who rather than being somewhat angry at his goofy frolics, just nonchalantly laughs it off in a 'Oh well, I suppose I deserve it, after all it was my idea.' kind of way!
The script is like one long double entendre with loads of hot stunnahs (Jill Damas, Sally Harrison, Sue Longhurst, Venicia Day) running about with no pants on!! Oh yeah and Jenny Cox with a Frankenstein's Monster of a fringe that makes her reminiscent of Dave Hill from Slade!!

Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed this and reckon it's one to watch.

The Jezebel dvd print was pretty good.

4.5/5 for what it is..
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on 22 January 2015
A fun 70's sex comedy, with some beautiful nude girls, and a great slice of slap n tickle. You gotta love these seventies films. Nostalgia heaven for people of a certain age.
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on 13 March 2014
I found this dvd ok to watch. It is a good way to pass time if there is nothing on TV. Really pleased witbthe packaging and delivery service, and also that despite it just being ok that it is reasonably priced.
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on 5 May 2015
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on 14 February 2016
As expected
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on 16 October 2010
A typically dire sex comedy from the darkest days of British cinema, Can You Keep It Up for a Week? (1974) is about as funny as getting your fingertips sliced off by an office shredder, and about as sexy as dipping sheep. Basically a `X'-rated remake (or rip-off) of Carry On Regardless (1961), this piece of absolute dreck centres around a malingering loser played by Jeremy Bulloch (later to gain cult status by appearing as Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), who is challenged by his girlfriend to hold down any job for a full week (hence the title), and thus prove his worthiness to marry her (I wish all girlfriends were so easily pleased). Bulloch finds himself working for a crummy odd-job agency, and cheats on his girlfriend half-a-dozen times with a variety of slatterns and nymphomaniacs that he encounters. Poor Richard O' Sullivan turns up briefly to play a horrendously dressed and stereotypically gay-as-a-window oddball, whilst also putting in an appearance at one point is the iconic bombshell Valerie Leon (Blood from the Mummy's Tomb, The Spy Who Loved Me), and though this role ranks as the lowest point in her screen career, she is at least spared the indignity of getting her kit off along with all the other scrubbers.
Look, I loathe this kind of seedy rubbish, so perhaps I am not the best judge of the film's `artistic merits'. In his excellent book Shepperton Babylon, Matthew Sweet describes viewing Can You Keep It Up for a Week? as `a baffling, alienating experience', whilst the Time Out Film Guide describes it simply as `embarrassing', and though these are both accurate comments, they fail to indicate just how atrocious the movie is; you can take it from me (ooh-er, missus) that this film is absolutely bloody awful. In terms of script and performances, it makes the very weakest of the Carry On films look like Kind Hearts and Coronets, and it has all the technical competence of a Crossroads outtake reel (oh, and in case you haven't guessed, the rather fetching DVD cover artwork seen above has nothing at all to do with the grotty, appallingly lit film itself). This debacle was apparently shot in twelve days, which is also how long it appears to run when you are sitting through it; it used to crop up periodically on late-night Five a few years ago, but even that channel must regard broadcasting this kind of trash as beneath them these days. Avoid Can You Keep It Up for a Week? like you would avoid a rabid dog.
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on 27 February 2011
Like many of its type it amuses once, but wouldn't be made now. The dvd arrived as quickly as amazon suppled purchases do and I can recommend them to anyone.
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