Review - Identity Thief
Identity Thief (2013), R, 111 minutes - When I first saw the trailer for Identity Thief, my initial reaction was that it struck me as the kind of movie that used up all of its funniest material in the trailer. Good news is, it didn't. Bad news is, most of the funny parts were in the trailer. The story is basic enough, Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) is the victim of identity theft. Of course, he learns this at the worst possible time, just as he's beginning a new company with some co-workers after being fed up with the political b.s. they deal with on a daily basis at the large financial firm they are employed at. Funny thing how poor financial standing doesn't look so great to one's employer when working in the financial industry. The police aren't much help in this case either, saying that the culprit would virtually have to be standing in front of them before they could do anything because the questionable purchases were not made in their jurisdiction.