Written by my friend Otis Buckley
When I become depressed, I've often found that I can turn on my satellite TV from career, even if the earlier parts of it yet mimic Lindsay Lohan's current struggles with substance abuse. Barrymore is one of many stars that began as a child actor, turning up in block busters like Stephen King's "Firestarter" and Stephen Spielberg's "E.T." Troughout her teen years, she actively struggled with drugs and alcohol, but she has managed to put all of that behind her. Now, she's a! very prolific actress, and many of her films are feel good romantic comedies like "50 First Dates" with Adam Sandler or "Fever Pitch" with Jimmy Fallon. In these films and in others, Barrymore has a sweet, endearing quality, and she usually turns out to be much more likable than many of her male leads. In "Music and Lyrics" she absolutely seemed more appealing Hugh Grant. Barrymore has also reached the point in her career where she can pick and choose her roles without desperation. I can only hope that she chooses to keep working and continue to put out great romantic comedies.