...ere is no grounds for a lawsuit. There are no grounds for even attempting one in hopes of getting a settlement to keep such a lawsuit from being heard in court. Jokes are constitutionally protected form of free expression. You can't liable someone with a joke, no matter how serious sounding it may be, because it's JOKE. Bad taste, cruelty are all excused in that context, because the assumption is it is false or if it is true, then there are no grounds for any lawsuit especially in a movie where the context is make believe not reality.