Written March 30, 2017
If you're looking for a romp with multiple "laugh out loud" scenes, good coherence
of plot and a bit of appropriately placed sentimentality, this is your film!
Melissa McCarthy is brilliantly funny using both her physical comedy and her well-honed
stand-up ad lib skills to supply the films biggest laughs; this only works playing off Jason Bateman's straight man act, whcih is the best in the business after Ben Stiller.
T.I,, Robert Patrick and Eric Stonetreet all deliver good performances in supporting roles
with some character depth, while John Cho and Amanda Peet, good actors in thier own right, cannot overcome the shallowness of their scripted roles.
All in all this is a fun movie I would highly reccomend.
Written June 27, 2016
My husband fell asleep 3 times during the movie. I was excited to see the movie as the previews looked hilarious. When the movie was getting started it seemed really slow, but i assumed after it got going it would grab my attention. I was wrong, the whole movie was just blah. A few funny moments, but all together the movie was a waste of a moive ticket. Disappointed, wait till it comes out to Redbox, and even then I think $1.00 is too much to pay for that movie.
Written March 27, 2017
It wasn't as much of a comedy and I had hoped. I questioned how "Identity Thief/Theft" could be a comedy. I walked away giving it a 5-6 and feeling that there may be a certain message coming from the movie. The message may be that this is a good person that has had so many struggles in life and that it is not our place to judge. We do not know the pain that someone may be going through that leads them in chosing the wrong roads. I liked how he saw her pain of her past and reached out to help her in ways that it changed both their lives. Thumbs up.
Written June 28, 2016
It was funny, I will give it that.
What I like to do when rating movies is to use a scale like "Must see" and "Wait for Video" and "No Way In Hell". This movie is a solid "Wait for Video". Although I enjoyed the film, laughed quit a bit, it was kinda predictable. Melissa McCarthy stole the main role from Jason Bateman in this film by just plain being funnier. Jason had his moments and you do feel for the guy but Melissa was a riot.
I think I will create a new category just because of this film - "Definitely Rent It When It Comes Out For Video".
Written August 26, 2016
This movie was very funny and enjoyable...except for the tasteless, crude, and not needed motel scene. Totally not needed and spoiled the entire movie for me.