Rated R · 111 minutes · 2013

Cashing in on her Oscar-nominated turn in Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy gets a headlining role alongside Jason Bateman in Identity Thief. While both performers are talented and make the best of the crap heap of a script they are handed, it’s not enough to make this anything more than a desperate misfire. From the director of Horrible Bosses, this is just another riff on Planes, Trains and Automobiles minus much of the fun. Bateman plays a sorry sap who has his identity stolen by a weirdo (McCarthy). He gets into some legal troubles, and vows to capture the thief and bring her back to his hometown. So it’s another odd couple road movie, and pretty exploitative when it comes to McCarthy. She’s a talented woman, and she deserves much better than this.

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Melissa McCarthy is too gifted to be stuck in a movie as terrible as 'Identity Thief' »

Official Site: www.identitythiefmovie.com
Director: Seth Gordon
Producer: Scott Stuber, Jason Bateman, Pamela Abdy, Peter Morgan and Dan Kolsrud
Cast: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip "T.I." Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet, Jonathan Banks, Mary-Charles Jones and Maggie Jones


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The Coast Halifax Identity Thief Bateman! Mix it up for god's sake! by Molly Segal 02/07/2013
North Coast Journal A Complex Bond The latest 007 installment gets to the heart of the suave, womanizing super-spy by John J. Bennett 11/15/2012
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Portland Mercury Credit Card Flawed Identity Thief is boring, predictable, and will make you like the actors involved slightly less. by Alison Hallett 02/06/2013
Arkansas Times Flat, rote and dopey 'Identity Thief' steals McCarthy's comedic talent. by Sam Eifling 02/14/2013

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