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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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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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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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Originally, Melissa McCarthy's role was written for a male. Jason Bateman insisted that the part be changed after he saw McCarthy in Bridesmaids. See more »

Goofs

As Sandy arrives in Winter Park, Florida, a flying shot of a beach in front of the town with an unknown skyline is shown. Winter Park is a small bedroom community just north of Orlando and it's completely landlocked with the exception of a few local lakes. The closest beach to Winter Park are approximately fifty minutes away. See more »

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Julian: [having just been shot] You know what, you're crazy!
Skiptracer: Yep. Diagnosed and everything.
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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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The Walker
Written by Michael Fitzpatrick, Noelle Scaggs, Joseph Karnes (as Joseph Scott Karnes), James King (as James Midhi King), Jeremy Ruzumna, John Wicks
Performed by Fitz and The Tantrums
Courtesy of Dangerbird Records
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Absolute disappointment!
6 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh My God this movie was bad… So horrible… it hurt to sit through the first 20 minutes to get to the point. I felt I could review it due without ever bothering to digest the whole piece.

Despite the high profile comedic talent on hand, (Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy), the movie is so predictable that you can guess almost every nuance in it. If you wish to have your intelligence insulted for an hour and a half, this is for you.

The idiotic pranks the script calls for in the first half hour are so predictable, you laugh at the characters as they attempt to convince you they're going through the actual experience of identity theft. The lame attempt to profile a law enforcement agent's disdain for having to pursue an identity thief is akin to what the audience feels in their effort to connect with the characters. McCarty's character is so predictable we've seen it 100 times in Hollywood. Good person feels unloved, steals someone else's material goods to feel appreciated, throws party, is told no one cares and voila… they want to do right.

Hello, thanks for your complete lack of originality.

When you have comedic talent, you don't have to give them an 9th grader's high school play script to read. Give them some real material. McCarthy's character is so predictable you already hate her before you're invested into why she actually bother to steal Bateman's character's identity. By the time the movie reveals that McCarthy is a self-loathing, conceited, self deprecating individual who wants out of her predictable Drug/gang related troubles, you have no empathy for her character what-so-ever. In fact, you've already begun to detest her role as a leach.

Bateman is the only character worth investing in and perhaps that's because we still identify with him as one of the principles in Hancock, nearly the same character.

If I'm spending $8 to see a film it sure as heck isn't this one.

Give us a real script and less predictable jokes, less predictable outcomes and less predictable plot lines. Yes, the actors were funny, but everything else about this film suc&ed.

Save your $ go see something else.


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