Monday, June 10, 2013

Movie Review Monday: Identity Thief

Identity Thief (2013)

Synopsis: An accounts representative embarks on a frantic quest to reclaim his identity from the Orlando thief who stole it and destroyed his credit by embarking on a massive spending spree in this comedy starring Jason Bateman (Arrested Development,Horrible Bosses) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids). Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Bateman) has a problem. A Denver family man who's always been responsible with his personal finances, he is shocked to learn that his credit score is in shambles. But it gets worse -- if he can't clear his name in a week, the mix-up could very well cost him his job. Fortunately Sandy is in luck; after the unrepentant Florida fraudster (McCarthy) who stole his identity causes a stir in a club and misses her court date, Sandy is arrested and promptly released when detectives request a mug shot, and realize their mistake. When the police refuse to offer any help, Sandy realizes that his only choice is to catch the impostor himself and bring her back to Denver to face justice. Unfortunately, this wily thief isn't going down without a fight, and with a grizzled skip tracer (Robert Patrick) and a pair of vicious gangsters (Génesis Rodríguez and T.I.) determined to get the fake Sandy first, every step along the way will be a struggle. (From Fandango

Tanisha's Review: I enjoyed this movie, even though it took me a while to get into it. It had great comedic moments, and awesome stunts. I'm glad the previews didn't give away all the good details. I still can't believe Melissa McCarthy is the same woman that played Sookie, she did great. This movie was also a good teaching tool, on how to protect yourself from identity theft. DON'T GIVE OUT YOUR INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE (or internet). This movie didn't get the best reviews online, but hey, it's only your opinion that matters. 

I give this movie a 4 out of 5 stars.

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