Movie: Identity Thief
Review by Lauren
IMDB Summary: Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.
Review: I was really excited to see this movie because I'm a fan of Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. Now that I have seen it, I can see how this will be a hard movie for me to really review. It's less of a comedy than I first thought, but there are still a lot of funny moments. You also get some sad/heartfelt moments too, though. McCarthy is definitely a standout in this movie as she has the most ridiculous/amusing lines and moments.
I'm certainly glad I saw this though. I went with a group of friends and as far as I can tell, they all liked it too. They were certainly laughing a lot! Included in the group were a couple guys and they both really liked it (one saying he would probably buy the DVD as soon as it's released) so that's saying something too! If you're looking for a Valentine's flick that isn't Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks, then this would be a good option. You get a mix of genres that should satisfy both guy and gal.
Overall, Identity Thief was enjoyable and I laughed a lot. Again, it wasn't the straight up comedy I was expecting, but I think it still worked. At this rate, I'll see just about anything Melissa McCarthy is in too!