We understand the frustration that comes from being lured into a movie by an intriguing trailer that turns out to be nothing more than a well-advertised dud. Remember The Blair Witch Project's terrifyingly mysterious trailer back in 1999? The effectively marketed movie turned out to be nothing but a low-budget, second-rate horror film, misleadingly billed as a "true story".
But hey, navigating advertising's allure is one of the drawbacks of our media-driven world. However, Michigan woman Sarah Deming doesn't see it that way. Deming was so disappointed with the movie Drive, she's suing its distributor, FilmDistrict, because she believes they, "promoted the film Drive as very similar to the Fast and Furious, or similar series of movies."
Personally, we feel that Drive went beyond merely meeting our expectations and gave a more gritty and artistic take on driving-related-drama that far surpassed Fast & Furious (and all of its many, equally lame sequels).
But Deming's lawsuit asserts: "Drive bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film… having very little driving in the motion picture." And continues to claim, "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."
What does Deming want for her Drive-induced suffering? She is demanding a full refund of her ticket and calling for an end to "misleading" movie trailers.
Is Deming justified in leading a class-action lawsuit against Drive because it wasn't Fast and Furious enough for her? Sound off in the comments section!