A Michigan woman is suing FilmDistrict Distribution LLC, the outfit that distributed Drive, and the theater where she watched said Ryan Gosling action-drama thriller, all because the trailer had made it seem like the movie was gonna be just like Fast and Furious (not the gun-trafficking operation but the street-racing movie series) and it wasn't totally wasn't at all. WTF, LIARS.
As WDIV-TV in Detroit reports, Sarah Deming's suit claims that FilmDistrict and Emagine Novi Theater violated Michigan's Consumer Protection Act by releasing such a disingenuous advertisement for their driving-deficient crap-film. Drive "bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film ... having very little driving in the motion picture," states the lawsuit (which also alleges anti-Semitism). Deming wants her money back, and also "an end to misleading trailers" so that the American people get the goddamn blood-pumping thrills they pay for. She reportedly plans to go class action-style, so if you've ever been lied to at the cinema you can join her Crusade for Integrity at the Movie Places and share in the settlement (which will be somewhere between $0 and $1 zillion).
Some people have suggested that Deming's lawsuit is frivolous or even stupid, but that's not true at all. If her suit succeeds, it could establish a precedent by which all movie distributors could face lawsuits for advertising terrible movies. This could put Hollywood out of business! Nothing wrong with that outcome.