Identity Thief

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"She's having the time of his life"
  • R
  • 2013
  • 5.7  (140,379)
  • 35

Identity Thief is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Seth Gordon and written by Craig Mazin. The film stars Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, and John Cho. The movie is a classic buddy comedy with a twist. It’s a story about an ordinary man who gets his identity stolen by a woman who is living it up without any care in the world.

The story begins with Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) living in a suburban Denver, Colorado. Sandy is a family man and hard-working person who is struggling to make ends meet. Sandy is offered a new job in Colorado, but it requires him to travel to Florida to complete the application process. While Sandy is in Florida, he meets a woman named Diana (Melissa McCarthy) who tricks him into giving her his personal information.

Sandy discovers that his identity has been stolen and his credit cards are maxed out. He realizes that he needs to go to Florida to find this woman named Diana before it’s too late. When Sandy meets Diana, he soon realizes that she is a con artist and that it will not be easy to recover his identity. Diana is living the high life with lavish purchases, and it’s clear that she is not going to give up without a fight.

The movie is about Sandy trying to catch up to Diana, making sure he keeps his job and his family, while dealing with an unscrupulous identity thief. Sandy has to come up with a plan to find Diana before it’s too late. A road trip story follows, with Sandy and Diane forced to work together as they navigate the wilds of Florida. With hilarious and over the top moments, the pair find themselves in one ridiculous situation after another.

As the story progresses, Sandy and Diana form an unlikely bond. Sandy sees a glimmer of humanity in Diana, and she shows him that being ruthless and cunning is often necessary in her world. They both have very different outlooks on life, but they discover that they have a few things in common. They both have suffered in their past, and they are both trying to find their place in the world.

The acting in the movie is superb, with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy giving fantastic performances. Bateman plays the role of the straight-laced businessman with precision and McCarthy is perfect as the loud and lovable thief. The movie is a comedic masterpiece and gives both actors a great platform to showcase their comedic abilities.

One of the most significant aspects of Identity Thief is how it deals with the issue of identity theft. The movie shows just how easy it can be for someone to steal your identity and the damage it can cause. The film also portrays how hard it is for a victim of identity theft to recover their identity and clear their name.

The cinematography is excellent, and the film uses the beautiful scenery of Florida to great effect. The movie has a few genuinely memorable moments, with some great comedic set-pieces that will leave you in stitches. It's a movie that will delight anyone looking for a light-hearted comedy with a fantastic cast, plenty of laughs, and some sweet moments.

In conclusion, Identity Thief is an entertaining and hilarious comedy/drama that manages to balance both genres perfectly. It offers some great laughs while tackling serious issues with theft, privacy, and identity. The movie offers a compelling and entertaining story, thanks to its amazing cast, great writing, and direction. Anyone who loves a good comedy movie should check out Identity Thief.

Identity Thief is a 2013 comedy. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 35.

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