Woman Sues Drive for Being Too Good, Not Enough Like The Fast and the Furious


Ryan Gosling in Drive (2011) Movie ImageNicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” is easily one of the best movies of the year. Hell, I’ll even go so far as to say that it might possibly be the best movie of the year … so far.

Of course, that’s small comfort to a little lass in Michigan name Sarah Deming, who has sued the film, its producers, and even the theater where she saw it.

Deming’s beef? “Drive” was sold to her as being like those “Fast and Furious” movies (I assume she’s seen Justin Lin’s “Fast Five” and loved its tour de force nature, and was expecting likewise from “Drive”), but was in fact not. She also accuses the film of having “extreme, gratuitous, dehumanizing racism directed at members of the Jewish faith, and thereby promoted criminal violence against members of the Jewish faith.” That is, “Drive” is anti-Semitic because the villains are Jewish mobsters. Frankly, I’m shocked she didn’t add Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman to her lawsuit as well, since those two actors played the Jewish mobsters in question.

As part of her lawsuit, Deming cites something called the Michigan Consumer Protection Act, which apparently is useful for suing movies with misleading trailers. But after asking for only the price of her ticket back, Deming now states that she plans to start a nationwide class action lawsuit, so if you’re one of those people who thinks you didn’t get your money’s worth in “Drive”, you can now join similar like-minded individuals and be mocked by people with better tastes in movies to commiserate.

So when you saw this trailer for “Drive”, did you immediately think, “Hoo boy, that’s just like ‘The Fast and the Furious!’?”

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  • Brent

    I can’t decide if this is most hilarious thing I’ve ever heard, or the most disheartening.

  • Jake Gallo

    What a stupid bitch.

  • Mathmandude

    A lot of the tv spots did make it look kinda F&F I must admit, but if the score and the cinematography in the full trailer and the pretty neon pink title didn’t give you the feeling that this movie might be different, then you deserve to be disappointed. Though, hopefully you’ll be pleasantly surprised instead.

  • asher.

    if she wins, i’m am going to be a billionaire.

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    This looked nothing like a “Fast and the Furious” film. So if a movie has action, criminals and cars its gotta be like Fast and the Furious? Um no! And also since when are Jews not allowed to be Gangsters? That idea is racist and offensive. You tell that to Dutch Schultz!

  • Zeroshot

    lol stupid people.