Does she also believe marketing campaigns that says clothes will be whiter than white, that guys can gain extra inches, and so on? Will she sue, too, because, OMG, the marketing campaigns ‘lied’ and they didn’t tell her they weren’t 100% accurate?

A Michigan woman is reportedly suing the distributor of the movie Drive, claiming the Ryan Gosling indie hit wasn’t enough like The Fast and the Furious.

Though critics have been raving about the film’s noir atmosphere and stunning performances, Sarah Deming claims the promotional campaign for the movie was intentionally misleading.

According to a report on Detroit’s WDIV-TV, Deming claims in a suit filed under the Michigan consumer protection act that distributors FilmDistrict and Emagine theatres “promoted the film Drive as very similar to the Fast and Furious, or similar, series of movies” – which, she says, isn’t true.

“Drive bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film… having very little driving in the motion picture,” says the suit. Another issue for Deming? She also claims the movie is anti-Semitic.
The story of a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as the driver of a get-away car for crooks, Drive is one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year.

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  1. David Rhodes says:

    Blatantly ‘borrowing’ from Ryan O’Neal’s The Driver, this film was dirge in comparison. The ‘noir’ is forced. A cheap Chinese Michael Mann knock-off without substance or flair. Gosling lacking charisma and authenticity.

    Yes, the trailers were misleading… Yes the critics got it wrong…. So what’s new? Well… Nothing new or groundbreaking about this film at all.

    I feel robbed of the six hours it seemed to take to watch it.

    But woman, get over yourself and move on, you silly bitch.

  2. Rejected - I hope says:

    Here’s hoping that MI has a law that allows a judge to throw out frivolous (or in this case asinine) lawsuits, with a compensation for the defendant.

  3. Grandpa says:

    I saw this movie and I was hooked after the dynamite first ten minutes. This was a great movie and not one to miss. Sorry if you wanted phoney crash scenes and even phonier chase scenes. It was a great movie. If you haven’t seen it, don’t miss it as a rental.

  4. Ah_Yea says:

    “Deming also intends to turn the suit into a class action”

    That’s what it is all about. She is a complete idiot. Not only will this not get class action status, it will be thrown out, and she will have to pay damages.

    This moron will pay attorney’s fees for the rest of her life and beyond. That would be if she has a job.

  5. admfubar says:

    given the mpaa’s stance on file sharing and copyright infringement lunacy they have embraced i say she should get the chance to stick it to them, and i hope she wins. they need their asses kicked really good

    • ± says:

      Dude, you are a sleazebag attorney’s dream. You would get on ‘the dumbest jury that money could buy’. The slimebag attorney would direct your and the other jurors attention away from the topic/truth and then justice would fail again.

      If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.

  6. Glenn E. says:

    I wish they’d stop making more Transformer movies. It all a load of CGI and annoying sound effects. Whenever I visit a video store, and they’re playing the thing loud enough that you can’t think. I wonder at who really finds this stuff entertaining? It just pointless destruction. A Micheal Bey signature, apparently.

    The other thing about movies are that they’re really running out of original idea. Remaking older movies, that don’t need remaking. Using the same titles of older movies, for the newer ones. Even when it’s a totally different story. Sometimes only a year apart! You go looking for the old, better movie. And all you can find is the newer, crappier one on DVD. I’m sure there’s a savvy term for this corporate trick. Like when the newer, forgettable “Rollerball” movie, forced the older, classic, James Caan version, off the store shelves. The same thing goes for half a dozen remakes of “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. And nearly always worse than the original 1959 classic. I was so glad they restored that one for DVD. But the Brendan Fraser remake pushed that off the shelved too. Though it wasn’t that bad, as remakes go.

    Why can’t they just come up with different titles, and say that they’re based on “such and such” movie or novel from before? It’s all part of that misleading advertising, game. And ever generation gets a new version of an older classic, so the copyrights can be maintained against any of the older’s contractual limitations. It’s all Hollywood high finance and politics. Not so much creative re-imagining. Why do you think George Lucas and Steve Spielberg really keep altering their old movies?


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