Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy’s first big screen appearance since the 2011 smash Bridesmaids.
“Horrible Bosses'” Jason Bateman and “Bridesmaids'” Melissa McCarthy lead the cast of “Identity Thief,” an all-star comedy in which a regular guy is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. With everything to lose after his identity is stolen, he’ll find out how crazed you can get trying to settle a bad credit score.
Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”… and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S.
With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.
Identity Thief became the first comedy box office smash of 2013.
Director Jon Favreau (the first two Iron Man movies) takes a break from the director’s chair and apears in front of the camera in this, Identity Thief.