A few weeks ago I wrote a piece explaining why -- based on the misleading trailers -- you probably hated 'Drive.' That said, even I'm surprised to see Michigan resident Sarah Deming take this to the next level and file a lawsuit against FilmDistrict for releasing a trailer "[promoting] the film 'Drive' as very similar to the 'Fast and Furious' or similar, series of movies." Do I feel FilmDistrict amped up the action in the trailer for 'Drive' in an effort to create a more robust box-office tally? Yes. But 'The Fast and the Furious'? What? Matt Singer over at IFC doesn't think these trailers are at all the same. I watched both trailers again, too. I'm not saying this lawsuit has any merit whatsoever (and from my zero years of law school, I'm saying that it doesn't), but, perhaps, here's why Sarah Deming became confused.

[Note: you could probably do this with any two trailers.]

In the trailer for 'The Fast and the Furious,' a muscular man wears a tee-shirt with no sleeves.



In the trailer for 'Drive,' a muscular man wears a tee-shirt with no sleeves.





In the trailer for 'The Fast and the Furious,' the film's hero makes out with a female.



In the trailer for 'Drive,' the film's hero makes out with a female.





In the trailer for 'The Fast and the Furious,' a car flips.



In the trailer for 'Drive,' a car flips.





In the trailer for 'The Fast and the Furious,' a flipping car is seen from inside another car.



In the trailer for 'Drive,' a flipping car is seen from inside another car.





In the trailer for 'The Fast and the Furious,' there is American currency.



In the trailer for 'Drive,' there is American currency.





In the trailer for 'The Fast and the Furious,' a window is shot out.



In the trailer for 'Drive,' a window is shot out.





In the trailer for 'The Fast and the Furious,' a car skids out of control.



In the trailer for 'Drive,' a car skids out of control.





In the trailer for 'The Fast and the Furious,' the film's hero fights.



In the trailer for 'Drive,' the film's hero fights.





In the trailer for 'The Fast and the Furious,' a police car is in pursuit.



In the trailer for 'The Fast and the Furious,' a police car is in pursuit.










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