‘Drive’ to the court house, but not so ‘Fast and Furious’

Not all silver screen sensations fit their trailers. As some say, the better the trailer, the worse the film. But Michigan woman Sarah Deming is suing “Drive” film distributors, claiming that she was misled into buying a movie ticket and the film was not exactly what it was advertised as.

Deming’s lawsuit, filed September 27, cites “extreme gratuitous defamatory dehumanizing racism directed against members of the Jewish faith.”

She also felt that the movie was advertized as a “Fast and Furious” type movie, when she says it “bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film … having very little driving in the motion picture.”

Deming is suing under a violation of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act. She wants her ticket refunded, but also wants the public to know about the “anti-Semitic” content (the movie features a Jewish gangster).

The abruptly violent, techno-driven film stars Ryan Gosling — who plays a movie stunt man by day and a get-away driver by night — through his romance and battles across sprawling Los Angeles.

The case may soon become a class action suit. The local news reported that she is inviting other disgruntled movie-goers to pick up her cause and sue as well.

The theater where Deming saw the movie is offering refunds on tickets if viewers don’t like the film and told the local news this “is an extremely frivolous law suit.”

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