Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There's only one glitch: The ID she's using to... View more >
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Starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Maggie Elizabeth Jones... View more >
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Funny at times and serious at others, just a nice movie
From the director of "Horrible Bosses" and the producer of "Ted," "Identity Thief" could have been as funny as those two movies right? Wrong! This is an unfunny movie about a subject matter that went as far as the first reel, then it switches to that of a stupid road trip. Jeason Bateman plays a businessman who identity is stolen by a woman in Florida, played by Melissa McCarthy. To prove his innocence, he had to go down there and bring her back and it won't be easy. The film is part stapstick comedy and part sentinential hogwash. None of them works. The pair is unfunny. Both played rehashed from other movies. Bateman is funny in "Horrible Bosses," McCarthy is funny in "Bridesmaids." Both performers are lost on me and this movie. Recently, Fifth/Third bank ran a series of Identity theif radio ads that are twice as funny as this movie. If you ignore my advice and see this movie, as the radio ad goes, You'll buy anything.
I laughed and giggled thru out this movie. Some parts were silly but over all it was one of the funniest movies I have seen for a long time. I saw 40 Something this summer. Did not care for that movie at all. It only had a couple funny parts and by the end of the movie I ended up not even liking either of the main characters.
The characters in Identity Thief were very likable.
Big thumbs up in my book. Strongly recommend.
Great movie--lots of fun! As much as I loved Melissa McCarthy in Gilmore Girls, I cannot say the same of Mike and Molly or the movie Bridesmaids. I thought I was going to hate her in Identity Thief but she did a terrific job as did Jason Bateman! I loved how her Sandy character evolved and although it was predictable there were laughs along the way.
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