My Date with Drew

Image(Photo Credit to “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 or download it on iTunes.


About Amanda Rosenblatt

I have always been obsessed with fan stories, the origin of fanaticism and pop culture in general.
This entry was posted in actress, female celebrities, film, inspiration. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to My Date with Drew

  1. This was one of the first documentaries I really enjoyed. Really showed a nice, positive side of fandom.

  2. Thanks for the info. I’ll have to check out this film. While not excatly a “fanatic”, have always admired Drew myself.

  3. Pingback: His Date With Drew | fanculturedotorg

  4. Thanks again for the DVD Amanda! Finally got a quiet evening to watch and I was glued to the couch. For the last 30ish minutes I was thirsty but didn’t want to miss a second to go get a drink. (What pause button? LOL) Was surely entertained and inspired by Brian’s personality and perseverance. And Drew still holds my admiration of her. 🙂 Still LOLing at the video of the “test date” and Brian and his friends sitting around critiquing his “performance”.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s