A Michigan woman named Sarah Deming is suing the distributor of the movie Drive, as well as the movie theater where she watched it, over what she claims was a misleading trailer which seemed to promise more action than it actually delivered.
According to Deming's lawsuit, the distributor, FilmDistrict, touted the Ryan Gosling "vehicle" as being "very similar to the Fast and the Furious, or similar, series of movies." And since the Emagine Theater in Novi, Michigan played the movie, might as well throw them in too. Deming's lawyer is claiming that the anti-climactic trailer is a violation of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.
The suit is already sketchy enough, but then, according to the plaintiff, we learn that the film "substantially contained extreme, gratuitous, dehumanizing racism directed at members of the Jewish faith, and thereby promoted criminal violence against members of the Jewish faith," as if she were mixing it up with a Mel Gibson movie.
Surprisingly, Deming isn't seeking damages for emotional suffering, she only wants a refund of her ticket price. But since the actual movie "bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film…having very little driving in the motion picture," she really felt betrayed by the trailer's tricky bait and switch, to the point that she's planning on turning the case into a class-action suit, so fellow suckers can fight back against these duplicitous entities, taking our money under false pretenses. Someone should warn Deming that the movie Brazil is not what she thinks it is.