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Identity Thief - Unrated Edition 2013

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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.

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Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy
Runtime:
2 hours, 0 minutes

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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 (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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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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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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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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"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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This is completely subjective, of course. But my wife and I hardly laughed once.
I like the actors in the movie. But none of the jokes landed for us.
I would look elsewhere, maybe rotten tomatoes or metacritic, for an actual review of the film. I'm just trying to give a quick product style review of the movie so you can decide whether it's worth spending money on.
In my opinion, since it's a comedy (ostensibly) and it didn't provide myself or my wife with very many good laughs, I think I'm justified in saying that it might not fully meet your expectations; it didn't meet mine and they were already fairly low. Also, it's worth noting that there are some strangely mixed messages about body image in this movie that are distracting. But again, that's somewhat subjective.
Bottom line, based on my experience, I cannot give this movie more than two stars and I regret purchasing it. BUT I would hope that anyone who is on the fence would visit the aforementioned sites or at least read some other reviews, since it's so hard to give an objective rating to a film. If you do decide to rent or buy it, I hope you enjoy it.
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Really wanted this movie to be hilarious. I watched it with my husband and we ended up turning it off about half way through when we decided we would rather watch something else. Neither of us thought it was funny at all. Try renting something else, not too funny.
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