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Identity Thief [DVD] [2012]

Jason Bateman , Melissa McCarthy , Seth Gordon    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho
  • Directors: Seth Gordon
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic, Hungarian, Portuguese, Czech
  • Dubbed: Spanish, Hungarian, Czech
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 15 July 2013
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0090JB5H4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 475 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Identity Thief is a hilarious romp/caper featuring the comedic skills of Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) and Jason Bateman (Up in the Air, Arrested Development). Whoever had the casting idea to hire these two as the leads was on to something. While the script for Identity Thief may be a bit weak and predictable, the chemistry of the film's two stars gives it more than its share of belly laughs. McCarthy stars as Diana, a credit-card scammer, and Bateman is Sandy, a straight-laced executive who becomes a victim of her fraud. Sandy takes it upon himself to track Diana down and bring her to justice. Identity Thief echoes some of the best bits of Midnight Run (and Bateman himself seems to be paying homage to that film's costar, Charles Grodin). Identity Thief gets its personality and true moments of comedy from the interplay of the odd-couple stars. The supporting cast is strong, including Eric Stonestreet, Amanda Peet, T.I., and Jon Favreau, though they ultimately seem a little superfluous. Which is totally fine, because with the interaction of the two stars, and especially the fearless performance of Melissa McCarthy, Identity Thief will stealthily steal your heart. --A.T. Hurley

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Horrible Bosses’ Jason Bateman and Bridesmaids’ Melissa McCarthy lead the cast of Identity Thief, an all-star comedy in which a regular guy is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. With everything to lose after his identity is stolen, he’ll find out how crazed you can get trying to settle a bad credit score.

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads "Sandy Bigelow Patterson"…. and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S.

With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.

Directed by Horrible Bosses’ Seth Gordon, Identity Thief is produced by Scott Stuber (Ted), Bateman and Pamela Abdy (upcoming 47 Ronin). The comedy co-stars Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick and Eric Stonestreet.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars DON'T TAKE DIANA HOME 3 May 2013
By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER
The film starts out fairly decent as Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) has his identity stolen by a likeable, playful Diana (Melissa McCarthy- Bridesmaid). We see Sandy's life come apart from the incident as it seems no one in Colorado understands identity theft. Sandy is forced to act on his own as he goes to Florida to ask Diana to please return to Colorado with him to explain to his wife and boss how he can not be in Florida and Colorado at the same time.

Now at this point the film becomes improbable as our duo transverse the county being pursued by the bad guys in a comedy that falls flat as the film takes on aspects of "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" minus the humor. Melissa McCarthy gives us a good performance for a tired script. Cheap rental only.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex. No nudity-thank you Melissa for drawing the line.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I like it! 17 May 2014
And I know a lot of people complained there is too much violence, too much swearing, and an array of cheap laughs, I still found myself enjoying it! Majorly thanks to Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy who make the magic of blue screen work no matter how average the script is and how bad the jokes are.

While watching it I did not once get the "I've seen this before" feeling. The leading characters are comic gold, with great on-screen chemistry. There is a number of quite great comedy sequences and one-liners (my particular favourite being "I love my turquoise like I love my women: American and top grade", wait till you see that in the film). The only disappointment is the supporting cast (Jason Bateman's on-screen wife is particularly wooden).

In short: your average accountant Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) gets a call confirming his name and asking for all the important identity information for "insurance purposes". Within a couple of days, a hair salon in Florida is confirming his appointment, and his credit cards are cut in halves. With his identity stolen and his career on the brick of collapse (and just out of handcuffs), Sandy leaves his family and job to literally bring the criminal (Melissa McCarthy) to justice, from Florida to Colorado. Little does he know. The weird but wonderful road trip begins.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Friends don't steal friends' identities, do they? 7 April 2014
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
While not quite the abomination that some critics have suggested it is, Identity Thief is a hard film to recommend to film fans looking for a comedy to cheer them up. Too long at just under two hours length, the makers appear to have dropped Melissa McCarthy in the middle of a film, built a load of questionable on going gags around her, and then thrown Jason Bateman in for the charm offensive. Then as the film runs out of steam at the mid-point, it gets caught in a vortex of contrivances and pseudo serious statements. It's a real hodge-podge of a script that does the actors no favours at all. A great premise is not fulfilled, sadly.

Identity Thief only escapes bottom of the ladder status because fans of the two leads will find a modicum of enjoyment in their respective efforts. 5/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I visually enjoy you... 17 Nov 2013
Sandy Patterson gets a call confirming his name and other information. The next thing he knows his credit cards are maxed out.

With his identity stolen, Sandy leaves his wife, kids and job to bring the thief to justice. But keeping tabs on the other Sandy, and run-ins with bounty hunters, is harder than he was expecting.

The returning trip is going to find both Sandys learning from one another....

It's another movie with a great premise. But, like all these risqué comedies, it fails to deliver on the great concept and other ideas.

It's basically a profane, vomit filled odd couple, and the tropes are delivered in spades. You know they are going to despise each other, one is laid back, the other is as straight as can be, but low and behold, they start to drain from each others personality.

The two leads are good though, Bateman in my opinion can do no wrong, and I could watch him reading the dictionary, but his character is the same as almost every other comedy he's done in this sub genre. See all his movies since 2007.

McCarthy is the selling point of the movie, the character with the heart, like a fraud version of Roberts in Pretty Woman, the studio wants us to relate to her, because, you know, she's had a hard life....

Some scenes are mildly amusing, but there are no laugh out loud moments, Lots of cringe worthy moments, like Favreau rifting on Swimming With Sharks, and Cho playing against type, but these are predictable in this sort of genre, and its getting tired.

If you want a predictable ride, with a sugar coated ending, this could be for you, but I wish the makers would be a little more sadistic and have more of an edge with these movies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 July 2014
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Love this film
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
great thank you
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 9 July 2014
By Sam E
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It's okay but I bought it as a gift for someone else
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 2 July 2014
By g1llyt
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Really really funny! I always love Jason Bateman in films and Melissa McCarthy is hilarious! Would definitely watch again!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very funny and can't go wrong for a fiver for a Saturday night watch. Prompt delivery and packaging great.
Published 12 days ago by J Greenhalgh
2.0 out of 5 stars Storyline is weak and lacks cohesion
Could have been a reasonable and modern story, but whether it is the actors (actress in particular) or the script/direction, it simply went no where and where it did try to go it... Read more
Published 13 days ago by M. Sapsford
5.0 out of 5 stars special features?
2 great actors here starring as the main cast. adore the film. melissa mccarthy is fantastic. love the film. cant get the uv share to work
Published 18 days ago by lucy j
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Witty , fun & hilarious . Good from start to finish . Both excellent actors as their roles . As for the woman , I can't get enough of her , she is nuts in a good way . Read more
Published 27 days ago by podge
5.0 out of 5 stars Farce with heart
I was expecting a typical physical farce comedy as the lead actress is known for. I love Melissa McCarthy and am a big fan of her in Heat. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Maria
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
I didn't like Melissa at all in bridesmaids, i actually did not like bridesmaids, this is better in my opinion, but i feel they play on the fat woman jokes a lot, a lot of her... Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Laughs
Great pairing up of Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman. Really fun to watch :) For 12's and upwards as the language is a bit choice in places; but really funny all the same.
Published 1 month ago by SaraJayne68
4.0 out of 5 stars funny as
this is really funny and it is sweet too it just makes you laugh the whole way through because funny
Published 1 month ago by katy kirk
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny movie ,was in fits of laughter through the whole film
very prompt delivery ,gave it the 5 star because it was well worth it and wont get fed up watching it all over again ..
Published 1 month ago by mr T D Smith
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