February 16, 2013
My wife and I LOVE both Bateman and McCarthy, and so badly wanted to like this movie. We have loved other quirky/kooky movies from these actors (Bridesmaids and Horrible Bosses), as well as others (anyone remember Something About Mary?). Definitely not this one.
Our thoughts on Identity Thief match what some of the other NO's are saying: some chuckles, but this movie is just not that funny. Maybe an age thing here (c'mon - we're not THAT old), but I was thinking to myself in the theater "maybe... just maybe this will appeal to teens and college-age folks, but why are WE still here?"
Also don't know which showings or where the theaters are that others are saying "were cracking up", but not ours: a couple of chuckles, but mostly dead silence. In fact, even the teens ditched. Now THAT's bad.
Wish we'd changed movies and/or asked for a refund - and we want our night back. Save your time and money - wait for an actual comedy.
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