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Identity Thief (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  8 February 2013 (USA)
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Mild mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Florida to confront the deceptively harmless looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.



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Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) gets a nice call confirming his name and other identifying information. The next thing he knows, a spa in Florida is reminding him of his appointment and his credit cards are maxed out. With his identity stolen, Sandy leaves his wife, kids and job to literally bring the thief to justice in Colorado. Keeping tabs on the other Sandy (Melissa McCarthy) and run-ins with bounty hunters is harder than he was expecting, and ultimately the cross-country trip is going to find both Sandys learning life tips from one another. Written by napierslogs

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She's having the time of his life See more »


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

ID Theft  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,551,025 (USA) (8 February 2013)


$134,455,175 (USA) (31 May 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The punch that Diana uses at least twice on Sandy Patterson. And on other people in the film. Is a very dangerous tactic. A punch like that. In the larynx is a killing blow. It breaks the larynx and the person suffocates. See more »


When Sandy and Diana are in a car accident together on the highway, the real Sandy asks to see her driver license. The zip code on the license is actually for Huntsville, Alabama. See more »


Sandy Patterson: I said no jewelry.
Diana: Oh, were you serious?
Sandy Patterson: Yeah.
Diana: You've got to work on your tone.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, we hear two lines of dialog from earlier in the movie. The Skiptracer Robert Patrick saying "No, Sandy's a girl's name!" And Sandy Jason Bateman replying "It's not, it's unisex!" See more »


References The Fountainhead (1949) See more »


Ain't Messin 'Round
Written by Gary Clark Jr.
Performed by Gary Clark Jr.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Identity Thief? More like Time Thief.
7 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is the single worst movie I have seen since Mirrors. A horrible, laugh-less movie with no redeeming qualities. Not even Jason Bateman's usual charm or the cameos by Jon Favreau and Robert Patrick could save this van-wreck of a movie.

Melissa McCarthy's "Diana" was the single most unlikeable character in recent years. Unrelatable, unfunny, unworthy of an hour and a half of screen time. Suspending your disbelief is one thing, but "Identity Thief" requires something a little closer to a lobotomy. With an ending you couldn't miss if you were Helen Keller, there is nothing worth sticking around for. In fact, Helen Keller could've made a better slap- stick comedy than Seth Gordon.

It pains me to see Jason Bateman's name attached to such a horrible movie and I truly hope his next project fairs MUCH better. The worst thing is, "Identity Thief" has already made more money than much better films out there.

One hour and forty seven minutes of my life I will never get back.

I do not recommend this movie to anyone.

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