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"IDENTITY THIEF"
(2013) (Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) Moderate
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Mild
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: An unassuming man has his life turned upside down when he travels across the country to find and return the woman who's stolen his identity and ruined his credit.
PLOT:
Sandy Patterson (JASON BATEMAN) is an ordinary account representative at a large Denver corporation that only rewards its executives. He's married to Trish (AMANDA PEET) and they have two young daughters and another child on the way. Things are going well until he's duped on the phone by Diana (MELISSA McCARTHY) to believe that she's calling from a credit alert bureau. In reality, she's fishing for his private info, and once she has it, she creates a driver's license and credit cards in his name and goes on a wild spending spree in Florida.

Once Sandy learns of this, the damage has already been done. Not only has his credit been ruined, but the police show up to arrest him for missing an aggravated assault hearing, something they believe he did in Florida despite his protests that it wasn't him and he's never even been there. To make matters worse, he's just taken a new job with a fellow former employee, Daniel Casey (JOHN CHO), who's now second guessing his decision to hire Sandy.

After charges are dropped against him once a photo of Diana is found, Sandy learns that the local police have no jurisdiction to get her. Accordingly, and given one week by Daniel to prove his innocence, Sandy flies to Florida with the intent of finding and returning Diana to Denver in hopes that she'll admit the truth to Daniel and the police and thus clear his name.

But he quickly realizes this isn't going to be as easy as he figured, with one mishap after another further complicating his plans. To make matters worse, two armed thugs -- Julian (TIP "T.I." HARRIS) and Marisol (GENSIS RODRIGUEZ) -- are after Diana for supplying their imprisoned boss with bad credit cards, while a bounty hunter known as the Skiptracer (ROBERT PATRICK) is also after her. With a pattern of lies and annoying behavior, Diana pushes Sandy's tolerance to the limit as they begin their road trip back to Denver.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
They might if they're fans of Bateman, McCarthy or anyone else in the cast and/or bawdy/outrageous R-rated comedies.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For sexual content and language.


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