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Identity Thief R

2013 ▪ Comedy ▪ 108 Minutes

Directed by Seth Gordon. Starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho, Clark Duke, and Amanda Peet.

An accounts representative embarks on a frantic quest to reclaim his identity from the Orlando thief who stole it and destroyed his credit by embarking on a massive spending spree in this comedy starring Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Horrible Bosses) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids). Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Bateman) has a problem. A Denver family man who's always been responsible with his personal finances, he is shocked to learn that his credit score is in shambles. But it gets worse -- if he can't clear his name in a week, the mix-up could very well cost him his job. Fortunately Sandy is in luck; after the unrepentant Florida fraudster (McCarthy) who stole his identity causes a stir in a club and misses her court date, Sandy is arrested and promptly released when detectives request a mug shot, and realize their mistake. When the police refuse to offer any help, Sandy realizes that his only choice is to catch the imposter himself and bring her back to Denver to face justice. Unfortunately, this wily thief isn't going down without a fight, and with a grizzled skip tracer (Robert Patrick) and a pair of vicious gangsters (Génesis Rodríguez and T.I.) determined to get the fake Sandy first, every step along the way will be a struggle.

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by bernardkravitz
on 8/13/13

Kind of boring. Couldn't get through it.

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by robbyh
on 7/28/13

kind of funny but slow moving

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by jaadasante
on 7/ 9/13

Exactly what you expect

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by mattlissauer
on 2/18/13

Very disjointed. The movie starts out with some very funny moments, but then it becomes unnecessarily dramatic, with a touch of unbelievable action (in the most literal sense of the term). By the end, the movie turns oddly sympathetic towards the main antagonist. Jason Bateman makes for a good straight-man against Melissa McCarthy's zany antics, but the stars would have been better served with a better screenplay.

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by jamesjttroutman
on 2/ 9/13

Smart writing, great acting, lots of chuckles, and several belly laughs. Combines a crime caper, a chase, and a buddy picture.

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