6.6/10
4,295
84 user 42 critic

My Date with Drew (2004)

Trailer
0:49 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
"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 »
11 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mercy Streets (2000)
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Estranged twin brothers - one a con man, the other an Episcopal deacon - accidentally switch places... and find God in the process.

Director: Jon Gunn
Stars: Eric Roberts, David A.R. White, Cynthia Watros
Trekkies (1997)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Denice Crosby takes a first look at the huge fans of Star Trek and how the series from around America has affected and shaped their lives.

Director: Roger Nygard
Stars: Denise Crosby, Frank D'Amico, Barbara Adams
Hot Coffee (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice.

Director: Susan Saladoff
Stars: Chuck Allen, Judy Allen, Jay Angoff
Fever Pitch (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

Director: Penny Marshall
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia
The Week (2015)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

THE WEEK is the story of Dick Romans - a washed up TV host whose wife leaves him the day before their week-long ten year anniversary celebration in wine country. Dick finds himself alone ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Gunn, John W. Mann
Stars: Rick Gomez, Joelle Carter, Richard Speight Jr.
Spellbound (2002)
Documentary | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar
Baby on Board (2009)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Life for a successful power couple get thrown for a loop when the wife finds out she's pregnant.

Director: Brian Herzlinger
Stars: Heather Graham, Jerry O'Connell, John Corbett
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen
Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.

Director: Marina Zenovich
Stars: Andrew Braunsberg, Richard Brenneman, Douglas Dalton
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with lived music, a bizarre fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.

Directors: Peter Clifton, Joe Massot
Stars: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

"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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 September 2005 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Dating Drew  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,100 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$85,222 (USA) (5 August 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

References Speed Racer (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
My Date with Drew
15 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Even casting aside memories of the infamous summer of 2005, (during which the Internet Movie Database's Film General message board was overrun for months by the director's friends relentlessly hawking this documentary - and getting extremely unpleasant when challenged about their behaviour, trolling the board - in a monumentally misguided attempt at viral marketing that ensured everyone who encountered them waited for it to arrive on television rather than pay to see it) this film is impossible to like.

Much of that stems from the unlikable Brian Herzlinger, a man with no personality to speak of. He's a poor enough actor to betray the fact that at times he's clearly reading scripted material or improvising imaginary see-I-got-you-back phone conversations with an ex girlfriend who cheated on him. And that's not even his most pathetic moment.

Every attempt is made to enliven the concept but because it simply doesn't lend itself to a feature length film these attempts are doomed to failure, even if they weren't so hopelessly amateurish and inappropriate. They frequently employ six degrees of separation graphics as if they expect the audience to care that some guy's friend is a friend of some other guy's agent who knows someone who once worked with Barrymore. This kind of information is often presented in dramatic freeze frames as if to underline how important it is.

Presumably resulting from a dearth of imagination and creativity we're left with seemingly never-ending footage of Herzlinger approaching teenage girls outside malls and telling them what the film's about. "Oh, cool" they respond unenthusiastically - and this footage made the final cut! Next we see him unsuccessfully stopping people in the street and asking them to take part in "A survey about Drew Barrymore." It continues like this until the final scene, which I won't spoil. Things get mildly interesting (and decidedly awkward) for a few minutes and then - thankfully - it's over.


19 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dude you are SO GAY Robdeneil
I left the theater after 15 minutes refeerf
My Date With Gerard Butler tiger_lily-4
Region 2!!!!!!!!!!! neapint
Song korycottrell
what happened? iloveice_22
Discuss My Date with Drew (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page