Identity Thief

Identity Thief

DVD - 2013
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Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.

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FusionReader
Apr 07, 2021

Good concept somehow the writers and producers go it in their heads to add storylines to take away from the main concept. At one point it becomes unwatchable due to the conventional cheap gags and cliche plots we see since the 80s.
Clueless about the mob characters and Robert Patrick being in it. If the writers and producers focused on the two main stars it would have been a better movie. I wanted to like this and kinda do, both Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman were good actors. They happen to be in a movie that started out to be good but turned out and ended a miss.

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samjenks
Dec 18, 2019

McCarthy is nightmare.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 05, 2017

Identity thief is a movie that I found very funny because it had a very comedic storyline. Also Melissa McCarthy is an amazing actor and she did a wonderful job in this movie just like she does in all her other ones. It was about a woman who steals a man's identity and uses his credit cards to buy everything until they all max out. I recommend watching this movie for any age because it is so funny and timeless. The only thing I would change is that some of the scenes felt forced. rate this movie 4.5 out of 5. @movieslayer123 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Identity Thief is a comedy movie starring Jason Bateman as Sandy Patterson and Melissa McCarthy as Diana. Diana steals people’s identities and their credit cards and uses them for herself to live a luxurious life. This time she steals the identity of Sandy Patterson, a guy from Denver. He flies down to Florida where Diana lives to catch her because she empties his bank account, and the journey to catch Diana is hilarious because of the stuff happens along the way. It’s actually a funny movie because Melissa McCarthy is a funny woman. I rate this move 4 out of 5. @BirdieBooks of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Identity Thief is my favourite movie of all time. I've watched this movie close to ten times, and it never seems to get old. After watching this movie, Melissa McCarthy, who plays the main character, became one of my favourite actresses. She was so hilarious and never ceased to amaze me in every scene. Jason Bateman was also in this movie, and he was just as hilarious. This movie was full of action, humour, and a lot of Identity Theft! I cannot get over this movie and how awesome it was! Ultimately, it's based on a middle aged woman who steals the identity of a man and they go on an adventure together. The man (Sandy Bigelow Patterson) follows his thief in order to bring her in to the cops. She is stealing his money, of course, and he needs it to support his two daughters and wife. It seems like a serious movie, but when you watch it, you clearly see it's a laughter-filled film. I give this movie a solid 5/5.
- @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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JOSEPH SARDO
Dec 01, 2016

20 minutes in and then I turned it off. Kind of just felt like they weren't even trying to make a good movie. Melissa McCarthy's parts were really unfunny and Jason Bateman pretty much had his usual charm but the writing was too weak

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jeffi22
May 05, 2015

I feel this movie gets a bad rap... it's no Oscar winner, but if you have low expectations you will be fine. The plot makes no sense and some scenes are pretty ridiculous, but the acting is decent and lots of funny lines.

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StarGladiator
Apr 18, 2015

This movie, meant to be a comedy, simply was far too realistic for me - - never finished it. Real life today sure beats out most books and films. And what occurs all too frequently, really isn't funny anymore.

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EMP_0
Jan 09, 2015

Some parts of the movie weren't necessary but it really was quite funny. When you look at the background of this woman, she didn't know her real name, had been abandoned as a baby, and went from foster home to foster home. Did you think she would turn out differently?
In the end she owned up to what she did and was even taking classes when she went to jail. She learned from her mistake and that's important for all of us.

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joywolf83
Aug 08, 2014

I love McCarthy so overlooked some ridiculousness of this movie in general. It had funny pieces and all the things that should have made it work. Had heart too, but somehow stil missed the mark for me.

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LibraryUser53
Jul 28, 2014

Identity theft seems like it would be a good theme for a comedy film; in this case it wasn't. Rather than parlaying a variety of clever riffs on the main theme, the film makers resorted to well-worn clichéd gimmicks. Over the top sophomoric and unnecessarily salacious humor abounds. While Mr. Bateman turns in a professional acting performance, Ms. McCarty and the rest of the actors, not so much. This is a good one to miss. Not recommended.

JMGP May 07, 2014

This movie strikes a balance between outrageous humourous situations, and authentic drama with a sensitivity to human tragedy. Worth watching.

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Aug 11, 2013

rem85 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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