'Date' fails to make a good impression - The Boston Globe
My Date With Drew is a starfucking free-for-all, revealing the sad My Date With Drew directors Brian Herzlinger, Jon Gunn, and Brett Winn. BRIAN HERZLINGER DATING - The fact is I respect any publication, any person who is willing to take the time to recognize this, the film culture. Brian Herzlinger was born on February 19, in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Brian Scott Herzlinger. He is a director and writer, known for My Date with Drew.
Actually the guys were asking for Brad Pitt and the girls for Angelina Jolie and Meg Ryan in there before the plastic surgery. The idea is that everybody related to the question. As after-school special as it sounds, it is about trying to go for something that seems out of your reach. This is something that I noticed. I was thinking about this on the el ride home after seeing it. It seems like it is this really triumphant portrayal of American perseverance and the ability to fight through obstacles.
I hesitate to call it the American dream because that is too trite, but you show this dogged persistence and craftiness. I knew that my quest for Drew Barrymore is not going to matter my boss, Bill de Lia. He thinks world peace is the thing that you should be going for. That should be a dream. I was trying to figure out which one of those was more obtainable at the time, world peace or Drew Barrymore.
My parents are great. Well, it was funny for starters. Look my parents crack me up. It was a huge laugh in the movie. We know that to other people this is ridiculous and we accept that.
That is a representation of something that everyone else has. They are afraid to take the risk. Forrester or some Faulkner stuff, you have to take the metaphoric content out of it. Like Fast and Furious? It frankly made more sense to me than the Faulkner stuff. The thing is that underneath everything that happens in this movie conceptually with the theme of trying to make dreams come true, there is a transindentalist quality to this movie, there really is. For me, it was easier because I was unemployed.
However, I should also have spent that time looking for a job, trying to get secure, trying to at least get rid of some of this debt before I got evicted. So it was difficult, but for Jon, Brett and Cary they stopped their lives for 30 days—which is now two years—to help me pursue a lifelong dream. When you phrase it like that, you have a third interpretation, which is that you have a team of people working to get you a date. Working to make a dream come true. Well, this is the disconnect. It is the disconnect, but they understood it.
It sounds funnier when you say trying to get a date. The fact remains why did they do it? Cary had a crush on Tom Cruise growing up.
So she related to that. Jon and Brett have known me forever and knew how much it meant to me. They also thought it would be really funny to watch me try to do it. We had no expectations for this movie to get to where it is now.
You got to do this for me. Everything that happens in that movie is true and real and there is no ulterior motive.
For example the premiere sequence … I was petrified for many reasons. The fact that I had been in that situation with Drew before and froze at the first premiere.
The idea of using fake passes to get into the premiere and then be in the same situation to try and redeem myself from the first one, also knowing that the whole journey rested on the fact that I needed to ask her out. This is the only time we knew she was going to be somewhere so we had to get me in. The fake passes will get you in. When they tried to go back it, security saw right away the pass was fake and grabbed Brett and threw him up against the wall and he almost went to jail.
You know what it is. I had this weird vision in my head. The movie comes out and you are with a new girl and you are meeting her dad for the first time. Better do something more than making a movie of it. You tried to get a date with Drew Barrymore? I have to look at this movie, I have to look at me in the movie split in two. I look at it as a filmmaker when I see scenes like the ex-girlfriend phone call or the test date.
Oh, we are going to test you on that. Those scenes as a filmmaker are absolutely crucial to the movie. You need those scenes because people identify with that.
They need to see me to get on my side and see where I am. The test date is key to the movie. You need to see me trying and showing my neuroses and this and that. When you split it down and look at the other side. It breaks my heart every time I see it. When I watched the test date, it was the saddest day in my life. You mean with the knife thing? They are going to know now, but as a filmmaker you need it.
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I was feeling for you. I tell you if you have nothing to do on a Saturday, go on a date, videotape it, take it home, watch it with friends and have them critique it. If you do, videotape it, all right? Videotape me watching the videotape. You find that you are muppet-y, more muppet-y than you think. You say you hated watching this ex-girlfriend thing.
I was laughing my ass off. I thought it was amazing. I know what he is going through. I was at a party recently and there was a guy off in a corner and when I had been talking to him, he was very bubbly, just a nice guy. What do you mean? And they are only too happy to tell you. I even said that to her afterward. I do that now for fun actually. You know that she has seen the movie and loves the movie except for that scene.
Did you trust me?
I doubt she will be going on many dates to see the movie. There are so many different personal applications you could take on with this. You mean the Miles Berkowitz one? Fifty First Dates is the Drew movie. You know we actually rented Twenty Dates. Well, those two were sort of put together, on my part. Oh, yeah, that movie? We decided on a Friday to make our movie and we started shooting on Monday. On Saturday or Sunday we rented Twenty Dates just to see what it was about. Twenty First Dates just sounds better.
It would make a hell of a zombie date movie. Like, uh, Shawn of the Dead. I love that movie. Now when you were crafting this was there any talk about what would happen if after thirty days no date with Drew had come off.
My Date with Drew *** - The Globe and Mail
Were you still going to put the thing together as an American tragedy? Well, we had alternate endings. We knew we had a story.
Whatever the end was we were going to find out what it was together. No one else has compared your film to Mary Reilly? Is that something you are trying to keep out, whether you get the date or not?
Do you have to put it in? You give yourself these challenges eh? It keeps it interesting. That was a roller coaster ride and we want the audience to go on it the way we went on it, not knowing how it is going to go, especially at day thirty. They think the movie ended and they still clap. I can appreciate this film because I just imagine instead of getting a date, you are trying to get an interview with her and just going through all the publicists.
I think she is with PMK if I recall correctly. They are the worst, the worst. I think she may have left. I was trying to do something with Nancy Juvonen a long time ago and when you mentioned Flower Films, it triggered something. I was doing it for Donnie Darko so it was probably about the same time. They are re-releasing it. Aspen Comedy Arts Festival was the first one. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
So to make a long story short, Flower Films understands and gets the journey. I knew that my quest for Drew Barrymore is not going to matter my boss, Bill de Lia. If she goes on Letterman and promotes the film and then …. Learn more about Amazon Prime. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Sunshine, datinh and beautiful people.
Despite the low budget, My Date with Drewafter all, is a Hollywood movie so the ending — well, did you ever see Ever After starring Drew as Cinderella?
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On the Road to Hollywood Video short special thanks. He took his winnings from the gameshow Taboobought a video camera at Circuit City and spent 30 days filming his attempts to land a date with Drew Barrymore. Love me some Drew.
They are afraid to take the risk. I even said that to her afterward. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I did not want to advocate that.
Brian Herzlinger Interview To reveal whether his date with Drew ever came to fruition would be to give the movie away. Yeah we are, but Donnie Darko was re-released after we finished our movie.