Yes, there's something about Keri. Keri Russell (Felicity, Mission: Impossible III) is the object of a likable dweeb's romantic obsession in the cheerfully raunchy comedy Eight Days a Week. Russell plays Erica, a hormone-r... more »evving girl-next-door who tells nerd's nerd Peter (Josh Schaefer) they're "just friends." But Peter has grander designs. Perhaps he can win her attention by paying constant attention. So Peter camps out beneath Erica's balcony. All day, all night, he witnesses the passing parade of neighborhood events that is nuttier than he is. And perhaps this Romeo's time is near. Russell plays Erica, a hormone-revving girl-next-door who tells nerd's nerd Peter (Josh Schaefer) they're "just friends." But Peter has grander designs. Perhaps he can win her attention by paying constant attention. So Peter camps out beneath Erica's balcony. All day, all night, he witnesses the passing parade of neighborhood events that is nuttier than he is. And perhaps this Romeo's time is near.« less
Benjamin Scott | SEATTLE, WA United States | 05/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was introduced to this film by a friend whose taste in movies I usually question. This one, however, did much for my respect of him. This movie was pure hilarity, and amazingly original and the actors, as opposed to many of Hollywood's teen models, were surprisingly good. Peter (Joshua Schaefer) is in love with the beautiful and unobtainable Erica (Keri Russell). At the urging of his hilarious grandfather Nonno (Buck Kartalian) and against the wishes of his mother, father, and obscenely peurile best friend (R.D. Robb) he proceeds to wait night and day on her lawn. What follows is a coming of age adventure with so many eclectic and almost random twists that there is simply not a dull moment.Eight Days a Week is a great movie for teenagers. It's post-graduation summer is hilarious and raunchy but manages to keep its head above the water instead of relying on shock value. It is a truly memorable teen comedy. Forget American Pie and pick up this movie."
A refreshingly honest teen comedy
Matt | New Jersey | 07/29/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I hate to bring up such manipulative teen romantic comedies as "10 things I hate about you", "She's all that", "Varsity Blues", "Down to you", "Boys and Girls", "Loser", and any other movie starring Freddie Prinze Jr that I have forgotten, but those films are under the impression that everyone in High School is a model, everyone drives around in sports cars, everyone carries a cell phone, and everyone speaks as if just out of Shakespearean times. "8 days a week", does not. Our hero is NOT beautiful, in fact, he is a genuine loser. Of course Keri Russell is beautiful, but yet she is not the everyday person, she is the object of the loser's affection. What I really liked about this movie is it's honesty in proving that nice guys do finish last. Even though it was a bit raunchy that doesn't detract from the movies charm and honesty about life and teenage love. Even though this film had only a limited theatrical release and was essentially straight to video with no big Hollywood models/actors, this proves to be the most genuinly sweet and honest teen romance out there."
Noah | Medina, NY USA | 05/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen a lot of teenage movies, and this was the best. It's my new favorite movie. There are some really funny parts in this film and the whole thing is done really well. It's the best movie that nobody has seen. Sure some of the sexual references are numerous and sometimes disturbing, but it all adds to the fantastic ambiance. Jocks really are jerks, as shown, and somehow they always seem to get the girls. Kids with thick framed glasses are coming back and we want the girls, even if we have to spend months living on their front yards. This movie is just too good"
Why is this NOT on dvd yet?
Cuppa Joe | 06/04/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's a good movie, but for the poor souls who have dvd players... We can't watch it!"
Keri Russell is sexy
Cuppa Joe | Chicago, IL | 04/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First, I have to tell you I got this movie because I'm a fan of Keri Russell. In this movie she is pretty, sexy and flirty. The movie delivered on all the eye candy I was expecting. I have to give credit to the director for getting her to run through the sprinkler in the thin white shirt. It instantly became see-through and the slow motion was awesome! Thanks for that! There are some other really good eye candy scenes. As far as the story, it's pretty funny at times. It's not your typical shallow teen movie.
I highly recommend this movie to fans of Keri Russell and also to fans of teenager movies.