My Date With Drew – Filtered

Theatrical Release: April 3, 2004
DVD Release: March 1, 2006


“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 Date with Drew is the award-winning, inspirational story of an ordinary guy who, despite incredibly long odds, puts everything on the line to pursue his lifelong dream. It’s also an astute and often hilarious look at contemporary dating rituals, the culture of celebrity and the power of passion.

Dove Review

The true story of a man who uses his one thousand dollar game show winnings to attempt to get a date with Drew Barrymore. This story gives hope that anything is possible if you just want it badly enough, and have all kinds of crazy connections… and a thousand dollars. I really liked the way that the band of three friends used their own will power to get this film made, and then used the film to get publicity for the date, and then filmed the date that they used the film to get… The magic of this little documentary is that it truly captures the heart of determination without compromising the nobility of the quest.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Warner Brothers
Director: Jon Gunn and Brian Herzlinger
Producer: Kerry David
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 90 min.
Starring: John August, Drew Barrymore, Stephanie Bedell
Reviewer: Nick Lavelle