It sounds pretty crazy, a guy basically bought a camera and shot a documentary in 30 days, returned the camera and now his movie is being released. And Drew Barrymore is the centerpiece. What can I say?
The premise reminds me of what Being John Malkovich did with John Malkovich as a persona, except this is a documentary/romantic comedy?! Read on...
My Date With Drew was shot entirely for $1,100 that Herzlinger won on a game show. The production used a camera purchased on credit from Circuit City, and then returned under the store’s 30-day refund policy. On his journey to woo Drew, Herzlinger consults a psychic for love advice, hires a Drew look-alike to practice his date etiquette and crashes the world premiere of Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle simply to steal a glance at his dream girl. Supporting Herzlinger’s quest with anecdotes and advice are several Hollywood insiders who appear as themselves including Eric Roberts, Corey Feldman and Charlie’s Angels screenwriter John August. The film is directed by Herzlinger, Brett Winn, Jon Gunn and produced by Kerry David.
This bizarre romantic comedy hits theaters August 5 in the US. No news yet on a European release.