‘Drive’ sued for not being 'Fast and Furious'

cassam looch
10 October 2011
‘Drive’ sued for not being 'Fast and Furious'
A woman from the US is suing the distributor of new Ryan Gosling film 'Drive'… because it wasn't enough like the 'Fast and Furious' series

by Michael Edwards

A woman from the US is suing the distributor of new Ryan Gosling film 'Drive'… because it wasn't enough like the 'Fast and Furious' series.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Sarah Deming from Michigan has filed a lawsuit against FilmDistrict because they “promoted the film ‘Drive’ as very similar to the ‘Fast and Furious’, or similar, series of movies."

And apparently, it did not deliver.

Critics have roundly praised Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn for his arthouse action flick, which stars Gosling as a car mechanic-cum-stunt driver who also moonlights as a getaway driver.

Although the film focuses on his relationship with Carey Mulligan’s character, it also features several shockingly violent scenes.

The tone of the film is also rather different to the high-octane ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise. Gosling’s character barely speaks, and moody electronic music plays throughout. Plus Vin Diesel isn’t involved.

Deming’s suit said: "'Drive' bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film… having very little driving in the motion picture.”

In a separate gripe, Deming also claimed the film was racist.

"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."

Ridiculous though the lawsuit sounds, at least Deming is not after money. She simply wants a ticket refund and an end to "misleading movie trailers".

Watch said trailer below and let us know below if you think Deming has a point.

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