My Date With Drew (2004)
Critic Consensus: 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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Critic Reviews for My Date With Drew
Brian wants to meet Drew. By the end of his movie, we want to meet him.
Herzlinger comes across as kind of a nebbishy Everyman, except funnier, luckier, and in possession of the most tolerant, supportive friends on the planet.
This film, like the actress who inspired it, has an appealing sweetness that sneaks up on its viewer.
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.
Audience Reviews for My Date With Drew
Interesting enough to follow through to the end. Drew Barrymore is a sweetheart.
"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.
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.
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