My Date with Drew (2004)

PG  |   |  Documentary  |  30 September 2005 (Norway)
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"If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul." - Drew Barrymore. Ever since the second grade when he first saw her in E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Brian Herzlinger has had a crush on ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Bedell ...
Himself - Voice Trailer Guy
Dylan ...
Himself - Limo Driver
Ross Forooghi ...
Lisa Furst ...
Herself (as Lisa Gunn)
Lauren Hays ...
Brian Herzlinger ...


"If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul." - Drew Barrymore. Ever since the second grade when he first saw her in E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Brian Herzlinger has had a crush on Drew Barrymore. Now, 20 years later he's decided to try to fulfill his lifelong dream by asking her for a date. There's one small problem: She's Drew Barrymore and he's, well, Brian Herzlinger, a broke 27-year-old aspiring filmmaker from New Jersey. But that doesn't stop Brian and his film school pals from doing everything they can think of to convince Barrymore to go out with him - and documenting their quest along the way. Equipped with a video camera they have to return to Circuit City in 30 days and the $1,100 Brian won on a game show (where the winning answer was, prophetically, "Drew Barrymore"), they've got one month to accomplish their mission. To succeed, they'll need to negotiate an army of publicists, agents, producers and assistants who surround the star so Brian can pop the question. My ... Written by Andrew Hindes

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


30 days, $1100, For an Ordinary Guy to Get a Date with Drew Barrymore



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

30 September 2005 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Dating Drew  »

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Box Office


$1,100 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$85,222 (USA) (5 August 2005)


$32,562 (Hong Kong) (16 June 2006)

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The film was shot in a month because 'Brian Herlzinger' wanted to return the video camera to Circuit City under their 30-Day Return Policy to save the cost of renting a camera. As a result of the widely publicized move, Circuit City introduced a 'restocking fee' to be deducted from any future customer refunds. See more »


Brian Herzlinger: [refering to his friends warning him about waxing and plucking a few of his hairs] It's funny but after that night, I realized being a swarthy guy, is REALLY not that bad.
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References The Wedding Singer (1998) See more »


Walking on Sunshine
Performed by Katrina & The Waves (as Katrina and the Waves)
Composed by Kimberley Rew
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Gimmick city
30 December 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"Brian Herzlinger is an inspiration to anyone who..." wanted desperately to be famous. Seeing this film at HBO Comedy Fest, I did not understand how these guys did not get served with a lawsuit. Probably knowing a thing or two about law, they jumped through as many loopholes as they could to use Drew Barrymore's image.

Another issue I had with it was the fact that this film not only uses Barrymore but makes her an object to be desired. Is Barrymore a thing to be coveted? Does it not matter to this schlub that she actually has a boyfriend?

If anyone needed a gimmick it was them. And they used it. But judgig that, after the fests, it only lasted a weekend in already limited release, the gimmick does not work on audiences.

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