My Date with Drew Jon Gunn, Brian Herzlinger, Brett Winn

My Date with Drew Jon Gunn, Brian Herzlinger, Brett Winn
An obsessive Drew Barrymore fan wins $1,100 on a game show where "Drew Barrymore" is the winning answer and takes it as a divine signal that he should use the prize money to try and hook up with the starlet. By taking advantage of Circuit City's 30-day return policy and a friend's credit card, he acquires a digital camera to document his progress and a time limit for the project. He must swindle a date with Barrymore by month's end or he has to return the camera. Now to make a movie like this work — a movie about yourself and your absurd quest to score with a Hollywood A-lister — you better be one hell of a charismatic dude. Brian Herzlinger is more of an excitable schmuck. In fact, he's almost intolerable for the first third of the film. But through some sort of backwards movie magic, or maybe just the willingness of the viewer to adapt to his cheesy narrative, he becomes oddly endearing. And while the movie teeters between creepy and sweet (and sometimes both simultaneously), his intentions are ultimately harmless and the movie is even well made for a hyper-low budget MiniDV flick. The DVD is bare bones aside from a hard to watch extended date scene that proves way more awkward than its charming depiction in the film. Look out for appearances from Corey Feldman, Eric Roberts and some cousin of Drew's that Drew has never even met (turns out it's Jenna from Survivor riding the same 15 minutes that Herzlinger will probably get out of all this). My Date With Drew is a satisfying way to kill 90 minutes and an inspiration to celebrity stalkers everywhere. Plus: theatrical trailer. (Sony)