If you don’t like a movie, you usually just leave the theater. But a woman in Michigan must have realllllly hated Drive, because now she’s suing over the film’s “misleading” trailer. Sarah Deming is filing a lawsuit against the distributors of the Ryan Gosling flick, saying she was duped into buying a ticket as the result of a manipulative promo. We agree that ticket prices are getting out of control (12 bucks!?), but this is a little extreme. Among her complaints against FilmDistrict Distribution:
– Drive was promoted as being in the same vein as Fast and Furious, when it actually wasn’t like it at all.
– “Drive bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film, for reasons including but not limited to Drive having very little driving in the motion picture.”
– “Extreme gratuitous defamatory dehumanizing racism directed against members of the Jewish faith.”
She is demanding her money back, and aims to file a class action lawsuit in the coming days to prevent more of what she sees as audience exploitation. And she’s right! We’ve been misled for years not only by trailers, but movie titles too! Check out the gallery below for 20 films we’ve been tricked into seeing over the years. Maybe you’ll learn from our mistakes…
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