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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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The sequel to Seth Gordon's 'Identity Thief' starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman

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Storyline

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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Is this the face of a thief? See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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

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8 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

ID Theft  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The Motel clerk in Georgia who tells Jason Bateman that "he should treat his wife better because otherwise someone else will", is actually married to Melissa McCarthy in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Sandy and Diana frantically jump in the car and drive away from the home invaders, the rear view background settings change inconsistently between shots as they're driving and talking. See more »

Quotes

Sandy Patterson: Friends don't steal friends' identities, do they?
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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 »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Side Effects/Identity Thief (2013) See more »

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Written by Andre Davidson, Sean Davidson, Autumn Rowe, Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Cher Lloyd, Clarence Coffee Jr., Marcus Lomax
Performed by Cher Lloyd
Courtesy of Simco Limited, London & Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Hilarious! Rex Reed kiss my arse!
11 March 2013 | by (Fort Lauderdale) – See all my reviews

Critics i.e. Rex Reed, must really have it out for Melissa McCarthy because the hateful reviews on this movie and her personally are not warranted.

If you like slapstick, raunchy, adult comedies then you will like Identity Thief. McCarthy shines in this movie, her physical comedy talent is right on the mark and she really gives her character a heart and soul. Bateman does well as the straight man caught up in McCarthy's crazy world of con games and identity theft.

This is pure escapism entertainment, you have to suspend your disbelief and just go for the ride. This is not Argo or Lincoln and it's not supposed to be. We saw this 3/9/13 at the Muvico and the theater was packed! Everyone seemed to enjoy the movie and the four of us thought it was hysterical. There are some really good one liners and physical comedy situations here. The box office success of this movie goes to show you that critics don't know bs about what people find funny. I can't wait to see Melissa in her new movie with Sandra Bullock.


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