My Date With Drew

My Date With Drew

Director: Jon Gunn, Brett Winn

Cast: Jon Gunn, Brian Herzlinger, Brett Winn, Eric Roberts

     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

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My Date With Drew is a fun little experiment in no-budget moviemaking. With Brian Herzlinger so cutesy and smitten in the central role, he could have become irritating in no time flat, which would have killed a documentary that spends 95 minutes by his side. But his pluckiness comes across as charming, which is precisely how he convinces so many midlevel Hollywood hand-shakers to help him on his quest to meet Drew Barrymore. Whether or not Barrymore will materialize becomes the subject of actual suspense, especially as Herzlinger and his co-directors (Jon Gunn and Brett Winn) come tantalizingly close on several occasions. First and foremost a straight comedy, My Date With Drew accomplishes several other agendas that make it a useful addition to the list of films that satirize Hollywood networking -- however unwittingly. With each new lead they pursue, the filmmakers chart the serpentine chain of acquaintances with which they hope to link to Barrymore, using an almost "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" logic to their detective work. This simultaneously illustrates both the brusque ingenuity and pathetic desperation of those bent on accomplishing something in Tinseltown. In fact, the movie itself is a testament to the fact that Herzlinger, an out-of-work production assistant, has already made something out of nothing. Its sheer existence is a validation of his self-promotional shrewdness, whether he actually scores that dinner with Drew or not. Oh, and it's pretty enjoyable along the way, making for a sweet portrait of classically American determination.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/03/2006
UPC:
0687797600592
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
PG
Source:
Millennium
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Scene selections; Trailer; This special edition; Includes never-before-seen filmmaker featurette!

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Herzlinger Participant
Eric Roberts Participant
Corey Feldman Participant
John August Participant
Drew Barrymore Participant

Technical Credits
Jon Gunn Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Producer
Brian Herzlinger Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Producer
Brett Winn Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Producer
Steven Break Co-producer
Kerry David Producer
Joe Fischer Musical Direction/Supervision
Clark Peterson Executive Producer
Andy Reimer Executive Producer
Steven M. Stern Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Date with Drew
1. Opening Introduction [3:46]
2. Title [:06]
3. Quest Begins [6:41]
4. Childhood Crush [:51]
5. Eric Roberts [7:04]
6. Swarthy [3:32]
7. The Bank [3:10]
8. John August [3:59]
9. Test Date [4:35]
10. No Go! [3:36]
11. Psychic [2:03]
12. Ex-Girl Friend [2:38]
13. Corey Feldman [3:34]
14. Facial [1:56]
15. Premiere [2:27]
16. Re-Enactment [10:44]
17. Job Interview [2:09]
18. Media Campaign [2:03]
19. Dead End [2:28]
20. Good News [3:08]
21. Make-Over [5:57]
22. Perfect Moment [2:34]
23. End Credits [8:00]

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