With Drew Barrymore's "Going the Distance" opening this week, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to reminisce about the best Drew movies!
The Best Drew Barrymore Films
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Her name is Gertie, she has pigtails, screeches a lot and helps translate E.T.-speak ("Can't you understand English? He said 'phone'. He wants to call somebody!"). Six-year-old Drew and an alien — now a classic.
Never Been Kissed (1999)
She's not Josie Grosie any more! When an always un-cool 20-something reporter goes undercover as a high school student, she not only figures out how to be cool (thanks to her brother played by David Arquette), but scores the hottest guy in school — her teacher (played by Michael Vartan)!
50 First Dates (2004)
Lucy (Drew) may not remember Dr. Henry Roth (Adam Sandler), but no one will forget when she beat Ula's (Rob Schneider) butt with a baseball bat. Any movie where a guy who's afraid of commitment goes to extremes for the girl he loves — is a chick flick win!
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
What happens when one decision can trigger a lifetime of missed opportunities? Beverly's angst is real. Big, fat baby real.
Fever Pitch (2005)
Every woman can relate to dealing with a man whose love of sports sometimes borders on psychotic. It's the ultimate toast to the Sox. Despite the Red Sox-themed décor, weekday games, televised fan craziness, Lindsey Meeks just can't escape the cuteness of Ben Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon). Warning: if you're a Yankees fan, you will enjoy, but it may require a beer and a slice of NY pizza to tame your Sox hatred.
Ever After (1998)
Fate, love, destiny, romance — okay, "just breathe." It's the ultimate Cinderella love story. And Angelica Houston is one scary stepmother.
Drew starts fires with her mind. What's not to like?
Charlie's Angels (2000)
Super sexy private eyes, skimpy bikinis, and stupendous stunts. This movie is so hot, you'll start to take off your clothes.
Whip It (2009)
Tough chicks plus roller skates equals Drew's directorial debut! Plus, watch out or you might get hurt — it's Smashley Simpson (the hilarious accident-prone character played by Drew)!
Wedding Singer (1998)
Giant meatballs, mega mullets and rapping grannies. How can you not watch a Saturday rerun of Julia Guglia and her adorable wedding singer?!
Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
One of the first movies to really tackle the topic of kids and divorce. At 10 years old, Casey Brodsky (Drew) is ready to throw it all away and sue her parents for getting a divorce. That takes guts.