If only your friendly Moviefone editors were surprised by this turn of events. Michigan resident Sarah Deming has filed a lawsuit against FilmDistrict because, she claims, the studio mislead her with its marketing campaign for 'Drive.' "[The studio] promoted the film 'Drive' as very similar to the 'Fast and Furious,' or similar, series of movies," the suit reads. "'Drive' bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film... having very little driving in the motion picture." Deming was also affronted by what she felt was an anti-Semitic tone throughout. "'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." Deming is seeking the cost of her movie ticket and a ban on "misleading movie trailers." 'Drive' earned a C-minus grade on CinemaScore during its opening weekend, a sure sign of audience disconnect between what they expected and what they received. [WDIV-TV]
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