(Photo Credit to Amazon.com) “I have 30 Days and $1,100 to get one date with Drew Barrymore!” From an outsider’s glance, this seems like a lofty (read as: unrealistic) goal, but Brian Herzlinger was a man determined to follow a childhood dream when he first started this on-camera journey in 2003.
I came across this film in the documentary section of my local Movie Stop (a used DVD store) and I fell in love with it. Herzlinger at the time was aspiring to land steady work behind the scenes in film or television, but was struggling. When he won $1,100 on a game show, he decides to take a hint from fate when the winning answer was Drew Barrymore, a celebrity Herzlinger had a crush on since he was 6 years old when Drew was also a young’in.
This genuine chronicle of Herzlinger’s mishaps is engaging and sure to leave you inspired once you’ve watched all the way through to the end of the credits. It’s also a great film for fanatics because Herzlinger throughout the process expresses the utmost respect for his celebrity of choice, repeatedly turning down ideas from friends that would make him seem like a “stalker”, and he also shows you can use your fandoms towards achieving your goals. Winner of many film festival awards, you can buy the movie on Amazon.com or download it on iTunes.