Woman sues because 'Drive' wasn't like 'Fast and Furious'
If this doesn't make your blood boil, the The Juice* doesn't know its audience: A woman is suing movie distributor FilmDistrict because she went to see Ryan Gosling's critically acclaimed blood-and-guts thriller Drive and was upset it wasn't like a Fast and Furious movie (or whatever the latest in that series was called; Fast Five, was it?). Goodness, we can't go see a movie and not like it! We're gonna sue!
Sarah Deming wants her admission fee refunded and wants "misleading movie trailers" stopped because she says FilmDistrict "promoted the film Drive as very similar to the Fast and Furious, or similar, series of movies," the Hollywood Reporter says. When she got to the theater, she apparently realized it was actually an homage to gritty grindhouse-style pics and actually had characters and a plot. Hint: When a movie says it was recognized at Cannes, it's nothing like something with Vin Diesel.
"Drive bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film… having very little driving in the motion picture," the lawsuit reads. "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."
Watch the trailer above to see what she's complaining about. Let's see: Albert Brooks as a villain named Bernie, shotguns and people getting nails hammered into their skulls, a few chase scenes and a lot of scenes of Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks looking fairly hot. Did Deming not see the same trailer The Juice* did?