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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sandy Patterson
... Diana
... Harold Cornish
... Trish Patterson
... Julian (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)
... Marisol
... Detective Reilly
... Daniel Casey
... Skiptracer
... Big Chuck
... Paul
... Bartender
Steve Mallory ... Party Guy
... Party Guy
... Party Guy's Buddy
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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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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 USA:

$34,551,025, 10 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$134,506,920

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,965,010
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Trivia

The 20th biggest grossing film of 2013. 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 »

Quotes

Sandy Patterson: Now, I have allotted us each $8 per meal, so it looks like you can get one of the...
[gets attention from the Waitress]
Sandy Patterson: One of the salads or a soup or...
[to the waitress]
Sandy Patterson: Sorry, I'm quick. The tomato soup for me, please. That'll do.
Diana: I'm gonna take a full slab of the baby backs, and I'm going to take that with mashed taters, hushpuppies, and I'm going get a... I'm going to have sweet tea.
Sandy Patterson: The fuck you are.
Diana: [chuckles] I don't know what that means.
Sandy Patterson: I asked you to eat less food.
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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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Featured in 2014 MTV Movie Awards (2014) See more »

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It's the End of the Road
Written and Produced by Christopher Lennertz, Todd Bozung
Performed by Ty Taylor
Ty Taylor appears courtesy of McGhee Entertainment
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Much better than the previews suggest
5 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

I went into the Houston premier of Identity Thief with modest expectations. The movie is more-so about the road trip of the straight and Honest Sandy alongside the Cunning, throat punching Diana. The premise is a recycled one, but is done in a fresh way. While watching, you don't get the "I've seen this before" feeling while watching it. There are plenty of laughs delivered by the hilarious two leading characters. The supporting characters actually are the only disappointments. They seem quite dry with their dialog being rushed and less integral to the humor of the movie. They are more side notes to keep the story rolling, but they do not slow the movie down.

The movie is a good time out and not a waste of money if you paid for tickets. It doesn't break the mold, but it does stand up as a movie you will enjoy and actually leave out of the theater talking about!


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