Monday, October 10, 2011

Stupid woman sues distributor of Drive for false advertising

And, by including the word stupid in the headline, Sarah Deming of Michigan is probably going to sue us for defamation of character. But that's OK. We could use the publicity.

In what has to be one of the dumbest stories I've ever heard, Deming is suing the distributor of the critically acclaimed Nicolas Winding Refn thriller Drive and the theatre she saw it in because she claims it was sold as a Fast and Furious style action flick. It turns out Drive is nothing of the sort.

In her suit, which was filed at the sixth judicial circuit court in Oakland, Michigan, Deming says the film "bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film ... having very little driving in the motion picture." She also wants a refund for her movie ticket, a ban on "misleading movie trailers" and plans to let others get in on the action by turning it into a class-action lawsuit.

Neither Shawn nor I have seen Drive. Matt Bellamy has and loved it. But we can all agree that if trailers weren't misleading, Hollywood would be out of business. Most are great, but the final product is not. 

As for Deming and her lawsuit, I've included the trailer below so you can decide for yourselves if Deming is right. I think she's as far wrong as someone can get. And possibly needs to get a life.

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