Mike D'Angelo
August 06, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Eight Days a Week

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Keri Russell, Joshua Schaefer
director
Michael Davis
genre
Comedy

We gave it a C

Hastily dusted off — after more than two years on the shelf — in response to Russell’s rise to fame on TV’s Felicity, this amiably lowbrow coming-of-age flick stars Schaefer as a sex-starved high schooler obsessed with the leggy blond (Russell) across the street. Getting nowhere fast, he vows to remain encamped on her lawn until she agrees to be his, which doesn’t qualify as ”stalking” in this context because…well, because that wouldn’t be much fun. The jokes are obvious, the sentiments trite; Eight Days a Week does wrest the best dumb-teen-comedy-named-after-an-early-Beatles-tune title from 1987’s dire Can’t Buy Me Love, but that’s hardly a world-shaking achievement. C

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