Film Review: Identity Thief

Identity Thief Identity Thief works on
many levels. I loved the chemistry between the two leads. Jason
Bateman (Horrible Bosses) stars alongside
Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) in this funny
film. This could’ve have been a disaster, we’re all being more
careful about our information, our credit cards, who we even lend
money too. But this film serves a purpose to show just how careful
you have to be. I think some messages need humour to get the point
across. It all starts with a phone call, and when you hear the
words; “I need your name, number and social security number.” You
know it’s the worst thing to actually give them. However Sandy
Patterson does and he soon finds out a woman Diana (McCarthy) is
using his details to print cards and have the time of her life – at
his expense. It’s a mad cap ride as Sandy hunts down Diana to
reclaim his credit and convince his boss he isn’t a risk. The
chemistry between them made all the situations hilarious. Like when
Sandy has to stay in the bathroom, whilst Diana brings a man into
her motel room. The inept stalking, the will she won’t she do the
right thing. They can’t go back by plane, as they share the same
name. Which is why this takes a turn into a road trip. There’s even
an appearance from Robert Patrick (T-1000 from Terminator 2) wow, I
thought he’d retired! He plays someone out to get Diana. Then as
their fortune worsens by losing their car, Sandy is given an offer
by Diana. Will he steal somebody’s identity to get them money home?
It’s a very interesting moral question. What would any of us do if
the chips were down? Stay true or cheat a little? Sandy is really
tested when Diana suggests a target he doesn’t like. The different
names ‘Diana’ uses gets a little confusing. Plus with all the
people looking for her, it’s amazing she can start a life of crime,
let alone make a living out of it! Even Sandy’s detective was aware
of her! The script isn’t Shakespeare but on a positive note, it has
an essential item – a beginning, a middle and an end. And it’s nice
to have something non complex. I just switched off my brain and
relaxed. All that was missing was a nice cup of tea. A good effort
and an enjoyable film. It’s easy on the eye and packed with humour.
7/10 from me.

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About Erzi Paris

Erzi Paris lives in London and loves writing, going to the theatre and watching films. Always abreast of celebrity news, his biggest hope is to be a reporter. He likes keep-fit too. His favourite authors are Michael Crichton, JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins and Rosalind Miles.
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