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IDENTITY THIEF Jason Bateman Melissa McCarthy

I don’t believe I’ve come across a screenplay as fundamentally flawed as “Identity Thief” in quite some time. It’s a comedy that’s not really much of a comedy, and it forces the audience to sympathize with a monster of a woman, even while she shows no remorse for her awful crimes. If there was some type of comedic mayhem in play, with characters tossed around the frame for a breezy 80 minute sit, perhaps the feature could’ve skated by on delicious madness. Instead, “Identity Thief” stops for violence and tears as it lumbers through nearly two hours of strident performances and faux heart, convinced there’s a soul in here worth the laborious effort to find it. Read the rest at


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