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Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Identity Thief’

Melissa McCarthy in “Identity Thief” (credit: Universal Pictures)


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(KCBS) – KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Identity Thief,” starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman.

KCBS Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl:



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This is one of those movies that turns you to a higher power – as in, please Lord, make this movie end. Two usually funny people, Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Mike and Molly) and Jason Bateman (one of the greatest sitcoms ever: Arrested Development) star in this misguided weirdness. Not only is this not funny, it’s sad to follow a violent, lying thief (McCarthy) stealing a poor guy’s identity, turning him into a felon and worse. You can tell a movie is in trouble when repetitive beating, jabs,kicks, car crashes and snacks all turn up but for no apparent reason. This movie should be rated G – for garbage.

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