I’m not usually a big fan of cooky comedies but for some reason the pairing of Jason Bateman, (Arrested Development, The Change Up) and Melissa McCarthy, (Bridesmaids, Gilmore Girls) has hooked me in and judging from the trailer it feels like a far more violent and action packed version of Planes Trains & Automobiles…you know, with Bateman as Steve Martin and McCarthy as a female John Candy? Have I told you about my theory about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey being a modern re-working of The Dirty Dozen?
I digress, directed by Seth Gordon, (Horrible Bosses, The King O f Kong), Identity Thief also John Cho, Amanda Peet, Robert Patrick and Morris Chestnut, the plot of which rattles along like so:
Unlimited funds have allowed Diana to live it up near Miami, buying whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using belongs to “Sandy Bigelow Patterson” and that’s an accounts rep 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 bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, he will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.