Sunday, July 14, 2013

Identity Thief 2013 7+ out of 10

Identity Thief  2013 7+ out of 10

Jason Bateman playing the same exact character that he always plays (but quite well as always)  ends up getting his identity stolen from a foul mouthed  Melissa McCarthy.  In a far fetched plot Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman's character) ends up having to track down the identity thief himself in order to save his new job (It doesn't make sense, but just go with it)     This ends up giving us a story that is a twist on the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles story line with Melissa McCarthy in a twisted version of the  the John Candy role.   The cross country road trip leads to action and comedy that entertains, but never really reaches the greatest that was Planes, and Trains.   The movie is at its best whenever the 2 characters are exchanging insults and lies and Jason Bateman's well practiced reaction shots.   Melissa McCarthy is on a role lately ever since her role in Bridesmaids she has become a star,  not only on the big screen, but with a popular TV show as well.  
Identity Thief is definitely worth a rental.

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