Miffed moviegoer sues over misleading Drive trailer
Have any of you been to see Drive yet? You were probably expecting some kind of Fast & The Furious kind of saga weren’t you? What with the title being ‘Drive’ and there being a few seconds of some fast cars in the trailer. Witness…
In truth, the film is more of a drama, focussing on the relationship between Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan’s characters, as opposed to being a smash and dash spectacular.
One American viewer, Sarah Deming, was enraged by this and has filed a lawsuit against the film’s distributors, claiming that they “promoted the film Drive as very similar to the Fast And Furious, or similar, series of movies ,” and moaning that it contained “very little driving”.
The suit continues that “Drive was a motion picture that substantially contained extreme gratuitous defamatory dehumanizing racism directed against members of the Jewish faith, and thereby promoted criminal violence against members of the Jewish faith”. We’re confused – is that what you expect from these kinds of ‘Fast And Furious’-type films or not?
Deming seeks a refund of the price her admission ticket as well as the ending of the production of ‘misleading movie trailers’ in the future. If she wins, she wants to turn her suit into a class action, allowing all disgruntled Drive-viewers to get a piece of the refund action.