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!’?”