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Old August 11th, 2005, 05:14 PM   #1
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A Man Crazy About Drew Barrymore

I heard on the news that this lucky guy that has worked his a** off to try to get a date with drew barrymore has made a film on it with a Panasonic GS(unknown) and planed to return it after 30 days to Circuit City, after the ordeal, Circuit City turned the 30 day money back to a 14 day money back with restocking fee, imagine if he had an HC1, that could kill his budget of only $10,000, most of it isin't for equiptment, it's for access passes! Has anyone seen this film? Is this a publicity stunt? Or better yet, anyone in L.A KNOW him!?
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Old August 11th, 2005, 05:26 PM   #2
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Actually I was just reading about this in Fortune Magazine (August 8 issue, "REEL TIME: Blockbuster's Hidden Hit Maker"

http://www.fortune.com/fortune/artic...086924,00.html

I'm not sure if you can read the full article unless you're a subscriber. But it's pretty interesting. Blockbuster has created an in-house production company called "DEJ" and is buying films they find at festivals to release directly to DVD. My Date With Drew is one of them:

http://imdb.com/title/tt0378407/?fr=...Q__;fc=1;ft=20
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Old August 11th, 2005, 07:14 PM   #3
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A friend of mine met the filmmakers of this movie while promoting her film at a festival a while ago; she recently sent out an email about "Drew", describing it as follows:

"The premise of the movie is simple: 3 friends get $1,100 and one month to get their friend a date with Drew Barrymore. The movie is a documentary of their journey. I thought it would be a sweet, charming little film. But it is so much more. It is heartwarming, suspenseful, surprising and quite moving. It is also an artistic inspiration to know that these guys had a dream, got up off the couch, did something about it, and were able to turn it into a crowd-pleasing movie that is being released theatrically."

Haven't seen it yet myself.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 09:06 PM   #4
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I just recently became aware of this film (through it's own ad campaign) and saw that it was playing at the arclight in Hollywood. (Pretty nice theater, they melt a real stick of butter on your popcorn rather than the fake stuff)

Anyway, my personal reaction to this film is ... comical?

It's the ultimate non-film. Like the entire film is about a person who is making a film about a manufactured situation so he can make a film.

Also, the obvious comparison with Super Size Me, and other egocentric new-wave-documentarys causes me to question the films honesty.

And on a final note - the whole goal of the film, getting a date with drew Barrymore, is offensively vapid.

Well - thatís it, not really interested in the film, obviously. I am actually quite angered by the project - just realized it midway through this little post.

I am sure others will have different opinions.


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Old August 13th, 2005, 05:44 PM   #5
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I love it! I will definately rent it when it comes out. The reason for why I like it though is the originality of it.

Yes, it might be compared to Super Size Me, but this is a whole new animal. Gotta love it!
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Old August 13th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #6
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I'm always glad to hear about a low budget indie guy making it big, but I am so bored with films like these. Please dear God let this fad end!
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Old August 13th, 2005, 08:47 PM   #7
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I have been praying for reality TV to end and let me tell you it's not working.

This actually sounds interesting. I'll definately keep an eye out for it.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 10:29 AM   #8
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I heard on the news that this lucky guy that has worked his a** off to try to get a date with drew barrymore has made a film on it with a Panasonic GS(unknown) and planed to return it after 30 days to Circuit City, after the ordeal, Circuit City turned the 30 day money back to a 14 day money back with restocking fee, imagine if he had an HC1, that could kill his budget of only $10,000, most of it isin't for equiptment, it's for access passes! Has anyone seen this film? Is this a publicity stunt? Or better yet, anyone in L.A KNOW him!?
Well, coming from a former CCity employee, the 14 day return/exchange with 15% restocking fee is standard at places like CCity and Best Buy. Whoops!

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