The 10 Best Drew Barrymore Rom-Com Films
The 10 Best Drew Barrymore Rom-Com Films
Today marks the 10th anniversary of one of our most favourite films.
One decade ago today, the loveably quirky Drew Barrymore rom-com Fever Pitch was released in theatres.
The goofy yet sweet baseball-themed love story of Ben and Lindsey has become one of Drew Barrymore’s most memorable romantic comedies, a movie genre that the actress firmly cemented as her niche.
So in honour of the 10th anniversary of Fever Pitch and Drew Barrymore being one of the reigning romantic comedy queens, here is a look back at the 10 most heartwarmingly goofy rom-coms DB has starred throughout her career.
10. Riding in Cars with Boys
Although 2001’s Riding in Cars with Boys wasn’t exactly a masterpiece in the eyes of movie critics, the Drew Barrymore chick flick was touching and funny. Barrymore brought the coming of age autobiography of writer Beverly Donofrio to life on the big screen and it was definitely a heart-warmer to watch.
9. Going The Distance
Going The Distance was everything you’d want in a rom-com, right down to watching Barrymore fall in love with her then real-life boyfriend Justin Long on the big screen. The goofy love story of a couple attempting a cross-country long distance relationship was light, fun and full of cheesy jokes. Also, it was nice to know that there would be a guaranteeds happy ending on both the silver screen and in real life…at least at the time.
8. Charlie’s Angels
The first Charlie’s Angels film from back in 2000 was a little more com than rom, but it was pretty darn great. Drew Berrymore was hilarious and kicked-some serious butt. She also showcased her quirky real-life relationship with one time popular comedian Tom Green. Their love was totally weird both on screen and in real life, but they were a lot of fun to watch together for comic relief.
7. Music and Lyrics
2007’s Music and Lyrics not only starred Drew Barrymore, one of the all time rom-com queens, but it also featured the king of ‘90s rom-coms himself, Hugh Grant. How could this not make the list? The two awkwardly fall in love through the power of music, cheesy humour and charming quick quips. That’s one hell of a rom com formula.
6. Home Fries
Okay, so the premise of Home Fries was ridiculous, but it was also very easy to kick back and watch. The 1998 rom-com featured a young, pregnant, older-husband-neglected, fast food window working Barrymore who somehow falls in love with her awkward stepson, played by Luke Wilson. It’s full of all of the clichéd romantic, silly hijinks that you would assume would occur a stretched situation of that magnitude, but it ended up being pretty endearing.
5. 50 First Dates
When it comes to rom-coms, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler have a natural chemistry together on the big screen. Most of the time they can pull off a sweet and hilarious movie when they combine forces. 2004’s 50 First Dates was one of those occasions. How could a rom-com about a notorious womanizer falling in love with an amnesiac that keeps forgetting who he is not be fun to watch? It practically writes itself.
4. Ever After
Ever After, 1998’s retelling of Cinderella wasn’t just a great rom-com, it was a great film overall. Drew Barrymore was perfect in her role as the sweet and innocent Danielle de Barbarac. The move had heart, drama, romance and most importantly, some good laughs.
3. Never Been Kissed
There’s a good chance Never Been Kissed is your favourite Drew Barrymore movie (if you’re not counting ET.) It’s a classic rom-com through and through. Drew’s character Josie, who’s never been kissed, goes back to high school for an undercover writing assignment. She’s forced to relive her hilarious yet traumatic teenage romantic misfortunes all over again. Like any good rom-com, she falls in love and turns her life around. And it’s jam-packed full of laughs. Side note: Did you know this was James Franco’s first movie role?
2. The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer is the best example of Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler’s natural onscreen rom-com chemistry. This movie is both sweet and hilarious from beginning to end. And seeing the entire cast clad in cheesy ‘80s throwback wigs and costumes is almost worth the watch on its own. Try not to fall in love with Drew Barrymore as Julia Gulia. I dare you!
1. Fever Pitch
Of course on it’s 10th birthday (and the first week of the new baseball season), we have to pay a special homage to Fever Pitch. Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon were cast so well together in this movie. They’re pretty much the perfect couple. From start to finish, Fever Pitch was the quintessential Barrymore rom-com and offers fans of the genre everything they could possibly want. Good laughs, good romance, a little sadness and a happy ending. It’s funny and does a great job of tugging on the ol’ heartstrings.
Which rom-com is your favourite?