Identity Thief


Bateman and McCarthy get laughs in an uneven comedy

Jason Bateman reunites with Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon for this knockabout road movie that’s thankfully less mild-mannered than his Denver accounts rep Sandy Patterson. 

Discovering his identity’s been cloned and his credit cards maxed by Miami spendthrift Diana (Melissa McCarthy), Sandy resolves to travel to Florida and frogmarch her cross-country to face the music.

It’s a wonky mix of gross-out and sentiment, powered by a scattershot plot, but Bateman/McCarthy deserve an A+ for chemistry.

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