Watch My Date with Drew
- 1 hr 30 min
My Date with Drew is a heartwarming documentary from 2004 that follows the real-life journey of Brian Herzlinger, a struggling filmmaker from New Jersey, to fulfill his lifelong dream of going on a date with his childhood crush, Drew Barrymore. The movie features candid footage of Brian's tireless efforts to get a date with the Hollywood actress, all while navigating his own personal and financial struggles. Brian sets himself a strict deadline of 30 days and a budget of only $1,100 to make his dream come true. He and his friends set out to create a pitch video to get Drew's attention, using their amateur filmmaking skills to create a funny and heartfelt message to the star. With the help of a loan from his grandmother and some resourceful thinking, Brian manages to secure a ticket to one of Drew's movie premieres in Los Angeles. The real challenge, however, comes in actually getting Drew to agree to go on a date with him. Brian and his friends track down everyone in Drew's personal and professional network, from her family members to her ex-boyfriends, in an attempt to get a personal introduction to her. Along the way, Brian learns valuable lessons about perseverance, friendship, and the power of believing in oneself. The movie also features interviews with several well-known Hollywood personalities, including screenwriter John August and director/producer Brett Ratner, who give their take on Brian's quest to date Drew. The audience is given an intimate look into the thoughts and feelings of someone who is constantly chasing their dreams, and the challenges that come with balancing work, life, and relationships. As the deadline draws nearer, Brian becomes increasingly anxious and starts to feel the pressure of the task at hand. Despite the odds and the many setbacks he faced, Brian never loses faith in himself or in his ultimate goal. His journey inspires others to chase their own passions and to never give up on their dreams, no matter how unattainable they may seem. In the end, My Date with Drew is a poignant and uplifting film about the power of perseverance, following your dreams, and the importance of never giving up hope. Through Brian's journey, the audience is given a glimpse into the exciting and sometimes unpredictable world of Hollywood, and a touching reminder that sometimes the most meaningful and rewarding experiences come from the most unexpected places.