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My Date with Drew (2003)

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Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 65
Fresh: 46 | Rotten: 19

A love-it-or-hate-it stalkerazzi documentary, My Date With Drew effectively draws on America's celeb-obsessed pop culture so that viewers either unabashedly identify with it, or are filing restraining orders on Drew Barrymore's behalf.

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Average Rating: 5.5/10
Critic Reviews: 24
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 9

A love-it-or-hate-it stalkerazzi documentary, My Date With Drew effectively draws on America's celeb-obsessed pop culture so that viewers either unabashedly identify with it, or are filing restraining orders on Drew Barrymore's behalf.

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 10,273

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Movie Info

For years, Brian Herzlinger has had a crush on a pretty girl. There's nothing so strange about that, or even that the girl in question is the famous actress Drew Barrymore. What is unusual is that Herzlinger decided to do something about it. Herzlinger was flat broke and out of work when he won 1,100 dollars on a game show, and decided it was time to make his dream come true -- and make a movie about it at the same time. Herzlinger and a friend bought a high-end video camera at an electronics

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Brian wants to meet Drew. By the end of his movie, we want to meet him.

May 13, 2009 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
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This film, like the actress who inspired it, has an appealing sweetness that sneaks up on its viewer.

August 19, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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It's like reality TV, only twice as irritating.

August 19, 2005 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald
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In this TV reality show masquerading as a movie documentary, Brian Herzlinger is a creepy voyeur, a run-of-the-mill loser who obsesses about living the celebrity high life but lacks the talent to pull it off.

August 19, 2005 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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If this unemployed gofer can land a date with a superstar, maybe there's hope for all of us.

August 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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[Barrymore's] radiant, sexy 'n' sweet manner provides a happy heart for this silly little love song of a movie.

August 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It's as phony, stupid, lame, and pathetic as any reality show on television.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

A reality movie which turns entirely on the likeability of a nerd in heat.

May 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Upstage Magazine
Upstage Magazine

Definitely one of those "stand up and cheer for the little guy" type of films, which probably has old Frank Capra grinning wherever the hell he is.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

essentially a well-assembled home movie

January 4, 2006 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Any film that can make you cringe at its honesty, laugh at its insanity and yet follow along hook line and sinker is something special.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

...inspiring and uplifting.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Although charming at times, My Date With Drew comes across as more than a little bit creepy given the present context of celebrity stalkers - not to mention the sight of a middle-aged man fawning over the portrait of a young child.

November 25, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Views

The film's apparent nave charm started working on me until I was hooked by its schleppy hero-filmmaker and its screwy -- borderline stalker -- premise.

October 5, 2005 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Herzlinger comes across as kind of a nebbishy Everyman, except funnier, luckier, and in possession of the most tolerant, supportive friends on the planet.

September 26, 2005 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

The result is amusing, although it offers little insight into concepts of fame or fandom.

September 23, 2005 Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

In equal measures joyous, bumbling and insecure, Herzlinger deftly captures the man-on-the-street appea.

September 1, 2005 Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star

I am getting sooooo tired of bad home movies getting theatrical releases.

August 24, 2005 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Herzlinger forges through Hollywood's network of hangers-on and D-list celebrities, merry in his existence as a worthless twit.

August 19, 2005 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

In My Date With Drew, the 'Drew' part is a lot more interesting than the 'My' part.

August 18, 2005 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Audience Reviews for My Date with Drew

Interesting enough to follow through to the end. Drew Barrymore is a sweetheart.
September 27, 2011
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"30 Days, $1100, For an Ordinary Guy to get a Date with Drew Barrymore"

I did not anticipate liking this documentary as much as I did. Brian takes a risk and tries to get a date with his dream girl, Drew Barrymore. He goes through endless amounts of people to try to get the date. We see Eric Roberts and Corey Feldman interviewed. Barrymore's facialist is in it. A couple of screenwriters have interviews, including John August who wrote Charlie's Angels. The cool thing about it, is just how into it the three filmmakers are. Brian's friends care; I'm not going to say as much, but they truly care if Brian ends up getting the date.

Why this movie is easy to enjoy is because Brian is a likable guy. He's nice and basically just a normal guy. He doesn't have the most confidence in the world and that adds more likability to the movie. If he was a confident guy, it would have taken all the fun out of the movie. The movie actually turns out being pretty funny, but not in the way I thought it would be. I thought I would think it was funny because some loser guy is trying to get a date with Drew. That is not how it turns out in the end.
August 2, 2011
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Melvin White

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I really enjoyed this documentary about a plain guy trying to get a date with a superstar.
Filmed with a simple video camera and an $1100 budget we get to see Brian try and make his dream come true. We see as he uses every connection he has to try and get a message to Drew, we seem him dodge his bank as he runs out of cash, we see him at his worst and his best. At times I found myself yelling at him that he needed to get a job or use some of the budget to pay his bills but he didn't and I'm glad. He kept on going and in the end he made a really enjoyable documentary.
November 2, 2010
superclerk25

Super Reviewer

This Herzlinger kid is such a dink. Could have been a great movie, but he wasted it.
December 26, 2006
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Steve B.

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