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'Drive' Sued For Not Being 'Fast Five'

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"Drive" is a lot of things -- a critically acclaimed showpiece for Ryan Gosling's star power, a moody meditation on the subtle powers of pop culture, one of the most popular films on the international festival circuit -- but there is one thing it definitely is not: "Fast Five."

And that's a major problem, because according to The Hollywood Reporter, one film goer is so irritated that "Drive" is not "Fast Five" that she's decided to actually sue the film's distributors for misleading advertising.

We s#!t you not.

"Drive," which was released nationwide on September 16 after being nominated for the coveted Palme D'or at Cannes back in May, features Gosling as a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway man. While the film has only had modest box office success, critics have praised its slow burn look at a man whose soul is incrementally reawakened both by his relationship with a young woman (Carey Mulligan) and through the power of '80s pop.

Michigan resident Sarah Deming, however, wanted more car chases.

Distributor FilmDistrict "promoted the film 'Drive' as very similar to the "Fast and Furious," or similar, series of movies," the lawsuit read in part. "'Drive' bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film… having very little driving in the motion picture," the suit continues. "'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."

We're not entirely sure what she's talking about there at the end, but we have a feeling that Deming's lawsuit probably doesn't have a whole lot of a chance either way. If it does, though, we're ready.

After all, we're still angry that "Green Lantern" wasn't "The Dark Knight" -- our lawyers are standing by.

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