This Rotten Week: Predicting Side Effects And Identity Thief Reviews

By Doug Norrie 2013-02-03 11:24:23discussion comments
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Identity Thief
If someone ever steals my identity (which is probably inevitable considering how cavalierly I throw personal information around, and how rich I am) I just hope they do something super kickass with it like become a mixed martial arts specialist or invent the next Google. Maybe they’d just go all humanitarian and find a solution for world hunger. That’s how identity theft works right? Just a bunch of good people using others’ personal information for the greater good, letting others get the credit.

Well, Melissa McCarthy sure didn’t get that memo because in Identity Thief she uses people’s names and credit card info to buy stuff and let them foot the bill. Kind of goes against an orderly society, but what do I know? I’m a bleeding heart liberal. Jason Bateman, forever the sappy, trampled on, do-gooder sets about tracking her down to take back the only thing any of us really have in this world: his own good name.

Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses-69%, Four Christmases-25%) helms this flick and I must say the trailer got a chuckle or two around the Rotten Offices. Comedies are typically a tough sell with critics, one of the reasons I originally whiffed on my Horrible Bosses prediction. Though I don’t see this movie scoring as high as that movie, I doubt it ends up in the comedic dumpster. Let’s keep it close to the middle, just a shade over the halfway mark. The Rotten Watch for Identity Thief is 52%


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