Miffed moviegoer sues over misleading Drive trailer

10 October 2011

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.

12 comments

  • Dick
    I don't think she should be suing for the price of the admission ticket, she should be suing for a complete remake of the film.
  • ElBuc
    Fast & Furious? That will teach her for having such a shite taste in films! I can't personally remember any reference to any races of faiths - there's a hispanic guy and an 'Italian American' mobster who runs a pizzeria but that's as close as it gets. Drive is a stylish and stunning film - my favourite this year along with Troll Hunter : )
  • The B.
    I downloaded it the other week but haven't watched it yet. Downloaded Troll Hunter too but the terrible American dubbing put me right off and I gave up after 5 minutes, I'd far prefer subtitles.
  • ElBuc
    @ Real Bob - stick with subtitles: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6151984/The_Troll_Hunter_%5BTrolljegeren%5D.2010.BRRip.XviD.AC3-VLiS
  • ElBuc
    @ The Real Bob - stick to the subtitled version, I can't think of anything worse than a dubbed Troll Hunter! Go to the pyrate bay [sic] and search Troll Hunter and the one with the most seeders is the one to go for - a BRRIP.
  • FACT
    L-O L-O L-O What's all this here then? Pirate Bay action is it now? Naughty BitterWallet! Time for the 'special truncheon' Mr Dawson and not in the good way.
  • The B.
    Cheers chaps but I don't torrent, they're clamping down on it too much, I'll have another look around for a subbed downloads.
  • FACT
    Gotcha The Real Bob. Your dirty piracy is the cause of all terrorism. You're just as bad as that Al-Qaeda nonce taking pictures of that girl in Glasgow. Just for that I'm going to ruin it for everyone: Despite the ambguity of the final scene, he dies.
  • ElBuc
    @ FACT - Ambiguity? You don't need a PHD to know the Hispanic guy dies at the end - ha ha ha!
  • FACT
    He's a ghost. It's a snowboard. She's a man.
  • Dick
    Does he really die, or is it a Bobby Ewing style death?
  • RichTE
    Well I an facet enjoyed both of these films. I had read that the trailer of 'Drive' ruins a lot of the film, which it clearly does. The film is filed with tention and interlaced with sections of fairly manic and violent moments (many of which are shown in the trailer..boo). Oh and he doesn't die at the end. Did anyone notice they blurred out the boobies in the strippers changing room? @ ElBuc 'Binary Newsgroups' my friend, check it out. No more torrents. And I completely agree about subtitles (the only exception might be Anime)

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