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post #1 of 14 Old 02-09-2013, 12:43 AM - Thread Starter
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A new comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024432/?ref_=sr_1




Apparently, an infamous critic ain't happy with this flick:
http://observer.com/2013/02/declined-in-identity-thief-batemans-bankable-billing-cant-lift-this-flick-out-of-the-red/

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I would perhaps give this film some respect if it had a satisfying conclusion in the vein of McCarthy's character being tied to the front of an 18-wheeler and driven into a cement wall going at 100mph.
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I would perhaps give this film some respect if it had a satisfying conclusion in the vein of McCarthy's character being tied to the front of an 18-wheeler and driven into a cement wall going at 100mph.
So....you don't like her?tongue.gif

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So....you don't like her?tongue.gif

Nothing against Melissa McCarthy herself, but I think her characters have been much too annoying for their own good.

Also, I cannot find comedy in the premise of an identity thief being tagged along for a ride with her victim and further destroying his life in every way she possibly can. There should be no redemption allowed for such scum, just a terrible demise. biggrin.gif
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There should be no redemption allowed for such scum, just a terrible demise. biggrin.gif
As much as I doubt such an ending would pass the studio's PC police, it sure would be great (like War of the Roses).wink.gif

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This was one of the worst movies I've seen in a while. I'm all about going for the ride but you'd have to be a complete goof to believe any of this nonsense would ever happen. It's frustrating and it's just not funny. At all.

Vudu showed:

RottenTomatoes: 20%
Vudu users: 3.7 out of 5 stars

Yep, sounds about right. :facepalm:


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This was one of the worst movies I've seen in a while. I'm all about going for the ride but you'd have to be a complete goof to believe any of this nonsense would ever happen. It's frustrating and it's just not funny. At all.

Vudu showed:

RottenTomatoes: 20%
Vudu users: 3.7 out of 5 stars

Yep, sounds about right. :facepalm:

Yep, total crap fest. Too bad especially coming off Bridesmaids and Horrible Bosses/The Change Up. I'm genuinely excited that Jason Bateman is doing so well.

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I got some laughs from it. It's all I expected.

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Haven't seen it yet....not sure I ever will.eek.gif

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Saw this movie a while ago ... and didn't go in expecting to see a 60 Minutes documentary. There were many laughs, some cringe worthy moments, and some silly shenanigans. All in all, this is an OK movie, deserving a B- grade, IMO.
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Saw this movie a while ago ... and didn't go in expecting to see a 60 Minutes documentary. There were many laughs, some cringe worthy moments, and some silly shenanigans. All in all, this is an OK movie, deserving a B- grade, IMO.

My daughter and son in law saw Identity Thief and liked it. I avoided the film in the theater but because of the high marks my family gave it, have been trying to decide whether to rent the BD.
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Saw this movie a while ago ... and didn't go in expecting to see a 60 Minutes documentary. There were many laughs, some cringe worthy moments, and some silly shenanigans. All in all, this is an OK movie, deserving a B- grade, IMO.
I'd go C grade. I wanted more from Bateman and McCarthy.

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My daughter and son in law saw Identity Thief and liked it. I avoided the film in the theater but because of the high marks my family gave it, have been trying to decide whether to rent the BD.
I get ya.
The trailers are so over-the-top as to be cringy.

I like both of these actors quite a bit, but I don't know about here.confused.gif

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even snakes, as a species, should be offended by this movie.


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