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 store with a 30-day, "no questions asked" return policy, and with his 1,100-dollar bankroll, they set out to find a way to meet Drew Barrymore and have Brian take her out on a date before they ran out of cash and had to return the camera. My Date With Drew is the document of Herzlinger's struggle to live out a regular guy's dream. My Date With Drew won the Audience Award at the 2004 HBO Comedy Arts Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
This movie was the biggest waste of time. This should not be in stores. Couln't watch 5 min of it. Just fast forwarded through the beginning. I thought I was watching a preview of how the movie was made. Finally I figured out that this was the movie. DON'T RENT IT!!!
I too was a sucker for Blockbuster's non-stop promotion for this "movie", only to be terribly disappointed that it is a documentary. He gets the date only by the luck of her finding out he's doing this documentary. It has a good message, but it's a long and boring hour and 35 minutes (not to mention waste of your life!) to get it.
This is a horrible, horrible bit of filmmaking. An intriguing premise, but, the problem is that the star of it, Brian Herzlinger, is possibly the least charismatic person ever put on film. I've seen woodgrain with more charm and wit than him.
Stay away. It's bad.