A Michigan woman has reportedly filed a lawsuit against FilmDistrict, the distributor of Drive, claiming that the film’s trailer promised Fast and Furious-style thrills and failed to deliver.
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.”
I don’t know what she’s suing for, but getting those two hours of her life back may require petitioning God to slow her type-2 diabetes and extra episode of American Idol.
“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. [THR - and here's the local news story from Detroit, in case you wanted to see misspelled title cards and hear what some random people on the street think about this]
I saw Drive, and I actually had to do some Googling to understand what the hell she was even talking about with the Jewish racism thing. Apparently she means Ron Perlman’s character, who had violence done against him and also happened to be Jewish. Which is a real shame. It’s too bad Drive couldn’t be more of an empowering story of Hebrew identity, like, say The Fast and the Furious. Why, hardly a day goes by that I don’t see a gang of Jews driving by in their tricked-out Toyota Supras making a terrible racket. “Oy, Hoischel, get a load of this meshugganah Honda with his farkakte ground effects,” you’ll often hear them say. Typical Jews, always living their lives a quarter mile at a time.