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on 17 November 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.