Identity Thief

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…not technically a rom com, but pretty close

Sandy Patterson is a very straight-laced family man who has his identify stolen by an outrageous and flamboyant woman. She’s a very good thief and is busy spending his money while Sandy worries about his job and his expanding family. When the police can do nothing to catch her, Sandy goes after her himself. The chase is more than he expected, involving bounty hunters and hit men.

Not sure what happened to this potentially exceptional film – but it didn’t come together as it should have. I found the first half a tad laborious. But when Bateman and McCarthy started working together there was a lot more humour and I enjoyed the second half a lot better than the first – it was like they were in a bromance.

No doubt that both Bateman and McCarthy are great actors and have done some terrific work with rom coms, but this one didn’t come up trumps. However, it’s not a total failure and still worth a watch.

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Posted on 30/08/2013, in the whole rom com list and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Identity Thief.

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