"There aren't enough car chases in this movie...I'm suing you!"
It could only happen in America. A Michigan woman is suing a film company after she claimed the film she saw was nothing like the trailer.
Now we've all seen a few dodgy trailers that completely misrepresent a film, but when Sarah Deming of Michigan went to see Ryan Gosling's latest flick 'Drive' in the hope of witnessing a Fast and Furious style driving extravaganza (well it certainly wasn't memorable for it's acting performances) she was more than a little miffed when the movie "bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film ... having very little driving in the motion picture".
The charges filed also target the cinema where Deming watched the movie, claiming that together with the film's distribution company both organisations broke Michigan's Consumer Protection Act by releasing such a disingenuous advertisement for the driving-devoid movie.
Maybe the 'Drive' trailer did over-do the driving aspect of the film but some might argue that 'Fast and Furious' was more like 'Mildly Brisk and Tedious' - its gratuitous shots of needless gearshifts and the flaring of revs falsely portraying driving that wasn't actually conducted at break-neck speeds but was cleverly edited to look as if it was.
It seems then that the days of the proper car chase sequence as seen in the likes of 'Bullit', 'Vanishing Point', and more recently the series of Jason Bourne films, are over.
Deming is intent on getting her money back and "ending misleading trailers", but also has plans to turn the suit into a class-action case. We think this time though she should probably settle for some free tickets. Drive 2 anyone?
Here's the trailer, see what you think of her claims...