Sandy Paterson (Jason Bateman) is tired of living frugal; he is underpaid and his boss Mr. Cornish (John Favreau) sacrifices his employees bonus to increase his own. When a group of fellow employees all leave their firm to start their own company they offer Sandy a position of Vice President if he goes with them; he takes the gamble and starts his new career with a salary 5X higher, all seems well until he gives away his personal information over the phone by mistake to Diana (Melissa McCarthy). Diana has now stolen Sandy’s identity and is about to live it up large on his dime.
Sandy soon discovers something is wrong when his credit cards get declined and the police show up at his new company for his arrest for a crime in Florida they believe he committed. The police find out Sandy is innocent but his boss doesn’t like the headache being caused by the investigation. The only way Sandy can keep his job is to go find Diana and bring her to justice and prove his innocence with his boss.
A wild week awaits him as travels alone to Florida to bring Diana back to Colorado with him. He is unprepared for how elusive and smart she is. When he finally captures her their new adventure together begins as they run for their lives from people that Diana screwed over. Making it through non-stop obstacles and discoveries about each other; the two end up thankful for being brought together. The somewhat serious story is filled with laughs from start to finish.
Seth Gordon directs a simply funny film that plays on every level of entertainment. Bateman and McCarthy are brilliant on set together and their onscreen chemistry makes every funny circumstance seem natural. In a big weekend release of movies this weekend, Identity Thief took the top spot in sales grossing 36.6 million.
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