Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Movie Review: Identity Thief


Movie: Identity Thief

Review by Lauren

IMDB Summary: 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.

Review: I was really excited to see this movie because I'm a fan of Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. Now that I have seen it, I can see how this will be a hard movie for me to really review. It's less of a comedy than I first thought, but there are still a lot of funny moments. You also get some sad/heartfelt moments too, though. McCarthy is definitely a standout in this movie as she has the most ridiculous/amusing lines and moments.

I'm certainly glad I saw this though. I went with a group of friends and as far as I can tell, they all liked it too. They were certainly laughing a lot! Included in the group were a couple guys and they both really liked it (one saying he would probably buy the DVD as soon as it's released) so that's saying something too! If you're looking for a Valentine's flick that isn't Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks, then this would be a good option. You get a mix of genres that should satisfy both guy and gal.

Overall, Identity Thief was enjoyable and I laughed a lot. Again, it wasn't the straight up comedy I was expecting, but I think it still worked. At this rate, I'll see just about anything Melissa McCarthy is in too!

10 comments:

elena said...

I haven't heard of this! It doesn't sound like my type of film but I'm intrigued that there are more sad/heartfelt moments too. Nice review!

Brandi Kosiner said...

Sorry it wasn't outright comedy you expected, but glad it was still funny.
Happy reading,
Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Liviania said...

I'm not feeling this one from the previews, but I want to see it anyway to support McCarthy. I've loved her since Gilmore Girls.

Kristin said...

I love Jason Bateman. We watched The Switch a few weeks ago with him and Jennifer Aniston. It was better than I expected. Wasn't really a comedy..but he makes any movie good, in my opinion. Juno, Horrible Bosses, etc.

dtmmr.com said...

Good review. The bonding between Bateman and McCarthy is really forced and not believable at all, even though it’s supposed to be the core and the heart of the movie.

Smart Ass Sara said...

We saw this on Saturday and totally loved it. I love McCarthy and I'm a b big Bateman fan anyways, and I laughed through the whole thing. :)

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I am a big fan of Jason Bateman as well and I really want to see this one. I am glad that it was a good one overall. I am going to have to wait for the rental.. sigh....do you want to come and babysit a couple of cute toddlers?

Aylee said...

Haven't really heard of this one (I live under a rock mostly, if you haven't noticed). But I do like these actors. And I like that there's more to it than just comedy because I prefer that actually!

Vegan YA Nerds said...

Ooh, as soon as I saw the image of Jason and Melissa, I knew I'd have to see this, too! I hadn't heard of it until now and we probably won't get it for another 6 months, but I will see this for sure!

GABY said...

I haven't heard about this movie but I love Melissa McCarthy so I'll watch it :D