“They said we’re gonna fit right in over there. She said they’re kids and dreamers. They’re kids and dreamers!”
This is immediately cuter than expected – like, part of me was avoiding it for fear of just being jealous of the guy involved lol, like, come on, Drew is mine!!!! lol But as soon as the movie begins, you get a sense of the guy and his attitude, the silliness and whatnot, and it’s actually no surprise that his mission was ultimately successful (I’m sure that’s not too much of a spoiler: she’s in the movie; it’s the journey that’s the fun part) because – as far as I know, at least, and as someone even says on the street to him early on – he’s just exactly the kind of guy she’s always saying she looks for … he’s singing “Cool Rider” from Grease 2 at the end to psych himself up for the meeting lol, what more do you need?!
Basically, if you’ve ever had a celebrity crush – better still if you’ve taken that crush to levels bordering on obsession and psychosis, or if you’ve done the whole stage door or premiere thing or whatever (especially if you froze up to some degree while doing it lol) – the movie’s for you, it totally tackles that whole thing of the freaky way we sometimes think of ourselves as close to famous people etc. It kind of falls apart in some places when you see how many connections he has anyway (like, the fact he lives in L.A. makes it less impressive an endeavor to begin with – maybe I should do “My Date With Dakota” in a few years lol. THAT would be a challenge KIDDING! sorta …), the weird lookalike sequence, and the fake pass moment – but overall, it’s as sweet as any Drew movie I’ve seen … in fact, it’s probably sweeter in its own way than some of the more “official” productions. It’s just unbelievably sweet. The fact that for most of its duration it’s a Drew movie with no Drew yet I still was hooked on the screen speaks volumes; the fifth heart in the rating here is for the conversation with Drew at the end. If you’re not a big fan of Drew and all she stands for, you mightn’t get as much out of the movie as I did; but I’m sure you won’t be totally let down.