Despite receiving enthusiastic reviews from critics and film fans around the world, the new Ryan Gosling film 'Drive' has failed to impress one woman who has decided to sue the distributors for releasing a misleading trailer.
Sarah Deming from Michigan, USA, decided to watch the film after seeing the trailer, but what she saw did not meet her expectations. She has filed a lawsuit against FilmDistrict and also the cinema Emagine where she saw the film.
The law suit states: "[The studio] promoted the film 'Drive' as very similar to the 'Fast and Furious,' or similar, series of movies. 'Drive' bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film... having very little driving in the motion picture."
On the contrary, 'Drive' is a dark and, at times, violent film that has more in common with heist films than a Vin Diesel action flick. And the high praise it received is probably because of this.
Ryan Gosling plays a moody man of very few words who works in a garage and as a stunt-car driver, but moonlights as a getaway driver.
The film portrays his growing relationship with his neighbour Irene (played by Carey Mulligan) and her son Benicio.
Gangsters, crime and graphic violence feature in the film, with one of the crime bosses being a Jewish man, which became another point of contention for Ms Deming.
She claimed: "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."
Ms Deming hopes to achieve a refund of the price of her cinema ticket and also to bring an end to misleading film trailers.
Take a look at the trailer and see what you think.