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Identity Thief (2013)

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

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8 February 2013 (USA)  »

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ID Theft  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,551,025 (USA) (10 February 2013)

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$134,506,920 (USA)
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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 breaking the larynx suffocating the person. See more »

Goofs

When Sandy and Diana pull over at the underpass in Florida, overhead signs for Georgia highways are present on the over-passing highway. These same signs are also seen during the car chase with the skiptracer. See more »

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Sandy Patterson: Hi. Good morning. Something wrong with pump five. It's not taking my card.
[Luis swipes card]
Sandy Patterson: Thanks.
Luis the Gas Station Attendant: [Speaks Spanish to hearing device and then turns to Sandy] You don't pay your bills, man. I gotta cut the card.
Sandy Patterson: Cut the card. No, I absolutely pay my bills. Run it one more time. Nothing wrong with that card.
Luis the Gas Station Attendant: That's not what it says right here.
Sandy Patterson: I don't care what the screen says. Maybe it's broken. I'll go somewhere else. You're not cutting that card.
[Luis speaks Spanish once more]
Sandy Patterson: Cutting the ...
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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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'Habanera' from 'Carmen'
Written by Georges Bizet
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Weak, Not Funny
6 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) discovers that his identity has been stolen by Diana (Melissa McCarthy) and goes to where she is in Florida to bring her to justice and get his life back.

The promos did me in again. They were funny and the only things that were funny in this "comedy." When I saw the name Melissa McCarthy I was dreading her spewing off foul and raunchy language for 3-minutes without breathing. She has that shtick judging from earlier movies I have seen of her, but, surprisingly that never happened, thank goodness.

Diana is basically the main character and Sandy just goes along for the ride trying to get his life back. Diana does the silly, stupid, but mandatory things a Hollywood comedy must have and we in the audience cringe a lot. So much for comedy. This could have been good and funny, but those silly, stupid and mandatory things trump everything else that could have been used no matter how good they may have been. So much for any creativity. We get the same things over and over again and timing be damned. After a while it all becomes tedious, bland, and why are we watching?

To be fair Jason Bateman does have good timing and some of his actions inject some humor into this. I wish someone would come up with a script that hi-lites Bateman's talent and not just treat him like a 5th wheel. (Hey, maybe it's him picking these weak, not funny scripts.) Hmmm……… (3/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: Yes, simulated in a motel room. Nudity: No. Adult sexual Language: Yes. Language, other: Yes, not much surprisingly


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