FilmDistrict Sued Over ‘Misleading’ ‘Drive’ Trailer

FilmDistrict Sued Over ‘Misleading’ ‘Drive’ Trailer (Video)

7:16 PM PDT 10/8/2011 by Sophie Schillaci // The Hollywood Reporter
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A Michigan woman was disappointed with the Ryan Gosling film, having expected “Fast and Furious” style thrills.

Ryan Gosling‘s crime drama Drive may have been a hit with critics, earning a score of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, but one Michigan woman was so unhappy with the film — she’s suing.

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Sarah Deming has filed a lawsuit against FilmDistrict claiming that the distributors, “promoted the film Drive as very similar to the Fast and Furious, or similar, series of movies.”

The film, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, sees Gosling as an unnamed stunt driver by day who moonlights as getaway driver by night. While the movie features a few impressive car scenes, the story centers mostly on the Driver’s relationship with Carey Mulligan‘s character and several gruesome casualties along his journey to protect her family from harm.

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Drive bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film… having very little driving in the motion picture,” the suit continues. “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.

Deming is seeking a refund for her movie ticket, in addition to halting the production of “misleading movie trailers” in the future. The plaintiff intends to turn her individual case into a class action lawsuit, thereby allowing fellow movie-goers an opportunity to share in the settlement, reports Detroit’s WDIV-TV.

See the trailer in question below.


3 thoughts on “FilmDistrict Sued Over ‘Misleading’ ‘Drive’ Trailer

  1. Woman sues to stop Drive getting away with a 'misleading' trailer…

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  2. Wait, we’re suing movie companies because their trailers aren’t accurately representing the movie now? Hell, now I’m gonna sue whoever made the Nacho Libre trailer for making me think the movie was gonna be funny!


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