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Identity Thief Synopsis

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.
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Melissa McCarthy Comedies Top Redbox's 10 Most Rented Movies Of 2013 List Melissa McCarthy Comedies Top Redbox's 10 Most Rented Movies Of 2013 List
If Redbox were a contest, Melissa McCarthy would be the winner of 2013. McCarthy is the common denominator among the top two movies on Redbox’s Top 10 movie rentals of 2013. Identity Thief and The Heat top the list, with World War Z and Flight coming in third and fourth respectively.

Melissa McCarthy Comedies Top Redbox's 10 Most Rented Movies Of 2013 List

This Week In Home Entertainment: A Good Day To Die Hard, Warm Bodies And Identity Thief This Week In Home Entertainment: A Good Day To Die Hard, Warm Bodies And Identity Thief
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Of course, for most of us movie lovers these kind of fees are totally astronomical, so how does Prima plan to thrive? The company's chief executive, Jason Pang says frankly, "There are thousands of people out there, if not tens of thousands of people, that could buy this product. We found the secret sauce to make billionaires act like little giddy schoolchildren."

Meet The Man Who Paid $500 To See Identity Thief At Home

Identity Thief Will Travel On To Blu-ray And DVD In June Identity Thief Will Travel On To Blu-ray And DVD In June
Identity Thief was a big box office success this winter and if you’ve been waiting to catch the film another time or just want to hear what the buzz is all about, you won’t have to wait much longer. Universal Studios Home Entertainment is bringing Identity Thief to Blu-ray, DVD, digital download and On Demand on June 4.

Identity Thief Will Travel On To Blu-ray And DVD In June

Snitch Tops Friday Box Office, But Identity Thief Will Win The Weekend Snitch Tops Friday Box Office, But Identity Thief Will Win The Weekend
When you think about the movies this weekend, your mind probably immediately goes to the Oscars, the Super Bowl for film geeks that gets started this Sunday. But in the meantime there are at least some people actually going to theaters this weekend… though not nearly as many as studios might hope.

Snitch Tops Friday Box Office, But Identity Thief Will Win The Weekend

Universal Plans Identity Thief Sequel, A Van Helsing Reboot And Much More Universal Plans Identity Thief Sequel, A Van Helsing Reboot And Much More
Fogelson confirmed that plans for a second Identity Thief are in the conversation stage. “We think we created great characters, so we'll discuss how to re-pair Jason [Bateman] and Melissa going forward,” he said. He also touched on plans to reboot the studio’s Van Helsing franchise, while also mentioning that The Mummy would be returning to theaters.

Universal Plans Identity Thief Sequel, A Van Helsing Reboot And Much More

Now Streaming Netflix Instant Alternatives To Identity Thief, Side Effects, & Beautiful Creatures Now Streaming Netflix Instant Alternatives To Identity Thief, Side Effects, & Beautiful Creatures
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Now Streaming Netflix Instant Alternatives To Identity Thief, Side Effects, & Beautiful Creatures

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Identity Thief Opens With Huge Friday Box Office To Take Over #1 Identity Thief Opens With Huge Friday Box Office To Take Over #1
So nearly every critic on earth hated your movie? Well if you're Identity Thief director Seth Gordon, that shouldn't matter at all. The comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman scored a rough 24% on Rotten Tomatoes but made $11.2 million on Friday, easily besting fellow new release Side Effects

Identity Thief Opens With Huge Friday Box Office To Take Over #1

This Rotten Week: Predicting Side Effects And Identity Thief Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting Side Effects And Identity Thief Reviews
Super Bowl Sunday. The greatest day of the year. The beer’s on ice, the appetizers are in the oven, I’ve got my requisite prop bets in on things like “first touchdown” and “how much karaoke Beyonce will do at halftime.” Going to be a great day, but before we get to that there’s a couple of flicks to check out. We’re looking at the side effects of identity thieves

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New Identity Thief Trailer Lets Melissa McCarthy Cut Loose New Identity Thief Trailer Lets Melissa McCarthy Cut Loose
Aside from a tiny role in Judd Apatow's This is 40, Melissa McCarthy hasn't actually been much of a presence at the movies this year. But her performance as Megan in last year's Bridesmaids, and the Oscar nomination that came with it, still looms large enough in pop culture that it feels like McCarthy has been everywhere

New Identity Thief Trailer Lets Melissa McCarthy Cut Loose

New Identity Thief Poster Shows Jason Bateman In A State Of Distress New Identity Thief Poster Shows Jason Bateman In A State Of Distress
Based on a script by Craig Mazin, Identity Thief stars Bateman and Sandy Patterson, a mild-mannered man who learns that a trainwreck of a woman (McCarhty) down in Florida has stolen his identity. In order to prove who he is and get his life back, he travels down to the southern state to find her - but bringing her back is easier said than done.

New Identity Thief Poster Shows Jason Bateman In A State Of Distress

Melissa McCarthy Throat Punches Jason Bateman In First Trailer For Identity Thief Melissa McCarthy Throat Punches Jason Bateman In First Trailer For Identity Thief
Yesterday we brought you the first two character posters for the upcoming movie Identity Thief, starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, and in my write-up I noted that when posters show up online it tends to mean that a trailer isn't too far away. Well, approximately 24 hours have passed and it looks like I was right: the first trailer for the new Seth Gordon-directed comedy is now online.

Melissa McCarthy Throat Punches Jason Bateman In First Trailer For Identity Thief

Jason Bateman And Melissa McCarthy Featured In Characters Posters For Identity Thief Jason Bateman And Melissa McCarthy Featured In Characters Posters For Identity Thief
Few people play the straight man as well as Jason Bateman does. While he has been known to play the goof occasionally, he's never better than when he's playing a role like Michael Bluth in Arrested Development or Nick in last summer's Horrible Bosses. Conversely, Melissa McCarthy showed in Bridesmaids that she is an incredibly capable physical comedian who can turn even the slightest facial twitch into a laugh.

Jason Bateman And Melissa McCarthy Featured In Characters Posters For Identity Thief

Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet Joins Identity Thief Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet Joins Identity Thief
For his part, Stonestreet has signed on to play Big Chuck, a boisterous real estate broker who runs afoul of this unlikely duo. Best-known for his critically acclaimed, family-friendly antics as the affable part-time clown/full-time dad Cam on Modern Family, Stonestreet seems destined to spark onscreen with the similarly high-energy McCarthy.

Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet Joins Identity Thief

T.I. Joins Melissa McCarthy And Jason Bateman In Identity Thief T.I. Joins Melissa McCarthy And Jason Bateman In Identity Thief
In the film, T.I. will be portraying a bounty hunter that is apparently chasing after both the lead character and the identity thief. At some point in the script the protagonist and antagonist are forced to team up, but the source doesn't mention the circumstances. Production has already begun on the comedy and Universal Pictures, who will be distributing the film, has given it a May 10, 2013 release date.

T.I. Joins Melissa McCarthy And Jason Bateman In Identity Thief

Jon Favreau Joins Jason Bateman And Melissa McCarthy In Identity Thief Jon Favreau Joins Jason Bateman And Melissa McCarthy In Identity Thief
Jon Favreau is one of those rare filmmakers who takes his acting career as seriously as his directing career. While there are many out there who would start controlling productions and then start doing less and less performing, Favreau has managed to balance both. As a result, when stories about him pop up you have to wonder if it's going to be a movie he directs or a movie he acts in. This one is the latter.

Jon Favreau Joins Jason Bateman And Melissa McCarthy In Identity Thief

Amanda Peet Joins Jason Bateman And Melissa McCarthy In Identity Thief Amanda Peet Joins Jason Bateman And Melissa McCarthy In Identity Thief
It was all the way back in August of last summer when it was announced that Jason Bateman had urged that his next film, Identity Thief, be rewritten so that he could have Melissa McCarthy as his co-star. But while that specialized bit of casting was interesting, the project has been completely without update since, with no forward progress to be seen. Well, it's starring to rev its engine.

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