Identity Thief - Unrated Edition 2013 UNRATED CC

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Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy lead an all-star cast in this hilarious unrated comedy blockbuster about an accounts rep trying to clear his name after his identity is stolen.

Starring:
Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy
Runtime:
2 hours, 1 minute

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Seth Gordon
Starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy
Supporting actors Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, T.I., Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet, Jonathan Banks, Ryan Gaul, Steve Mallory, Tyler Nilson, Steve Little, Andrew Friedman, Antwan Mills, Ian Quinn, Diva Tyler, Mary-Charles Jones
Studio Universal Pictures
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

This was a good movie, very funny we had a good laugh from it.
Tracie M. Bingham
I recommend this movie if you want to laugh throughout the movie, Love it I would watch over and over again.
Patricia A Buchanan
I like both actors but the movie just didn't make me laugh the way I was expecting it too.
Albert

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72 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Dangerous when Cooking on February 25, 2013
If you enjoyed Jason Batemen as the put-upon, sane family member/lead in the short-lived TV series Arrested Development, you will probably enjoy him here. If you enjoyed Melissa McCarthy's in Bridesmaids, you will find many more moments of genius lunacy.

My one fear was that the trailer had all the funny set pieces, but not by a long shot. The movie was funnier.

This is a movie in the Hollywood tradition of road trips from hell on a deadline. (Think Rat Race or Trains, Planes and Automobiles.) I also found the revelations about her background made the outcome more satisfying. I'm happily in the 'it's a darn funny movie' camp.

I suspect other reviewers who hated it will mark this 'unhelpful,' but that just goes to show you. Take those negatives with grain of salt. I believe you will enjoy it, if you enjoyed the movie trailer of it.
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32 of 40 people found the following review helpful By JWink TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 3, 2013
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Identity Thief is a movie about a mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson (Bateman) who travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman (McCarthy) who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.

This movie is definitely not the funniest I have ever seen but it does have its moments that will make you laugh although sometimes straying into the area of bad taste. At times the jokes miss more than make you laugh and sometimes makes you cringe but Identity Thief does soften up at the end and comes across as being a somewhat sweet comedy in the end despite some of the cringe worthy jokes.

I will give McCarthy credit as she does about anything to get a laugh even with physical comedy and she is not afraid to ham it up for the camera.

This movie is definitely not in the league of some of the funnier movies I have seen (like Hangover or 40 year old virgin) but isn't bad and will keep you entertained. I did expect more laughs though but this movie ends up being more cute than a laugh out loud comedy.
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141 of 189 people found the following review helpful By Alexander on March 30, 2013
Format: DVD
I think the biggest problem with movie goers these days is they all expect this amazing life changing movie whenever they go to see a movie. But this is not what I look for when I go see a movie I just go to have fun and get away from real life for a little bit and that's what this movie did for me. This movie is honestly the funniest movie I have ever seen I was laughing throughout the whole movie and it wasn't like I was waiting bored for the next laugh because it kept me interested and satisfied in between the laughs. The movie even had a little heart in it with Melissa McCarthy's character and she developed throughout the movie and became someone that was respectable even though she is stealing people's identities left and right. I honestly loved this movie so much and people can say all they want about it I thought it was perfectly scripted, super funny, and a little touching. I would recommend this to honestly every person I know.
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Format: Blu-ray
"Friends don't steal friends identities, do they?" Sandy Patterson (Bateman) seems to have everything going for him. Wife and kids that love him and he is starting a new job that pays him $200,000 more then his old one. Everything is going great until the cops come which causes his job to be in jeopardy. Trying to convince everyone that he was never arrested in Florida and his back to the wall Sandy has one choice. He must go find the person who stole his identity and bring her back to Denver. This is a movie that is really funny but only for one reason, the cast. This movie could have been very flat and generic but with Melissa McCarthy as the thief she really upped the funny and she is the reason this is worth seeing. I'm not 100% sure but it felt like she was improving most of her part and Bateman doing what he does best (playing the straight man) makes this movie much funnier then it could have been. The cast alone makes the movie worth seeing. Overall, a movie with a weak plot made hilarious by the perfect casting. I give it a B+.
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62 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Michelle B on March 20, 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I loved, loved, loved this movie in the theater! Fair warning - if you are offended by the F-word, this isn't the movie for you. Can't wait to see it again and again! Probably one of the funniest movies I've seen, maybe ever!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Dixon on September 12, 2014
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Wonderful chemistry! Melissa and Jason are awesome in this movie. I wonder how much of Melissa's comments we're off the cuff because they're so funny. She has always reminded me of a female Will Ferrell in that she can make a viewer squirm with her portrayal of awkward characters. Favorite line: "Do you want to take your tampon out?"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Skipjacks TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 2, 2014
Format: DVD
This was neither Jason Bateman nor Mellisa McCarthy's best work by a long shot. Both are much funnier than this movie.

The whole film felt like the two stars were being held back and forced into a script rather than let loose to perform it as well as they could.

There were moments that were absolutely hysterical. But those moments were snippets of funny that didn't really gel with the rest of the film.

***SPOILER ALERT***

The plot is decent enough at the concept level, but the execution is horrible. There are bad guys chasing McCarthy for half the movie who simply disappear. There's a crime boss who's got all kinds of power who wants her dead who just disappears from the plot. Neither are explained away. They just stop being part of the movie. It looks like it's just horrible editing.

The interactions of the main characters is just so unbelievable that it makes the movie hard to accept at all. Mellissa McCarthy is a horrible person who steals peoples' identity but everyone decides to love her at the end for no apparent reason. It's so odd that you can't buy into it as a viewer.

Don't get me wrong. I watched this movie and don't feel that my life was robbed of 2 hours. I laughed a few times. But I never need to see it again. I watched it on HBO so I didn't pay specifically to see the movie. If I had paid for this movie by itself I'd be much less happy.
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