Tuesday, March 5

Identity Thief



The Film Fatales have changed their identities after seeing Identity Thief

2013. 112 excruciating minutes. Staring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Batman and a cast of characters you just want to forget. Directed by Seth Gordon (your mother must be so proud) and the screenplay writer has changed his identity. Smart move on his part.

Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity. (imdb)



elizabeth: So you might be able to tell how we are feeling about the movie from the intro to this post. Read it and save yourselves. It is too late for us.


This movie should have stayed a TV commercial because all the funny lines were summed up in thirty seconds…or less. What were any of them thinking? This was a train wreck (although a train wreck never made it into the movie –everything else did in this inane script) and I hope this was not a career killer for the two leading actors. But I am being na├»ve—the movie is bringing in the bucks. Much to my chagrin.

Nicole: I hate when this happens. Take two likable, talented actors like Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy and pair them together only to waste the opportunity with a terrible script that would be better served lining bird cages than wasting celluloid (yes, yes. I know movies are digital now. I’m a purist. Sue me.)


elizabeth: I am somewhat horrified that Hollywood thinks that portraying a strong woman means that she has to talk like Joe Pesci. I think Melissa McCarthy can be another strong comedic actress in the realms of a Lucille Ball, but she was crass and vulgar and that was a turn off to me. Don’t dumb yourself down. The world is crying for a truly funny movie. Nora Ephorn – we need you!

Nicole: We might part ways there, only because I think Melissa McCarthy might work blue and genuinely like doing so. Her Bridesmaids role was the epitome of crass and frankly one of the funniest comedic performances I’ve ever seen. I’m not opposed to crass humor or a cheap joke…if it’s funny. This movie, however, wasn’t funny. (Case in point: Mel Brooks’ campfire scene in Blazing Saddles. Crass? Yep. Gross? Sure. Funny? Hell yeah.)


elizabeth: Since I can’t even talk about this dreadful movie anymore, let me make a public plea to Melissa McCarthy: I think you need to demand the starring role in a comedic love story like When Harry Met Sally. You could really pull it off. Don’t let the fact that these roles go to size-3 actresses. I want to see you get the guy and live happily ever after on the big screen—right after me, that is.

Nicole: I agree. It’s sad that Hollywood relegates plus-sized women to “best friend” roles. And, when they are fortunate enough to get leading roles, they’re made to look ridiculous or pathetic. Times will change, and just maybe Melissa McCarthy’s obvious box office draw will send a message to Hollywood bigwigs to shake things up a bit.

The Film Fatales give Identity Thief

17 comments:

  1. Good review. For me, this was crap. I didn't really hate this with a burning passion but I agree this is definitely not original, not very funny, and wit is sacrificed for desperate attempts at humor.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you
    relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know
    what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting
    videos to your site when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?



    Also visit my weblog; jefferson high school

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's an awesome article in favor of all the web people; they will obtain benefit from it I am sure.

    Take a look at my web-site ... exercises to increase vertical jump

    ReplyDelete
  4. Appreciation to my father who informed me about this weblog, this webpage
    is genuinely amazing.

    Check out my web blog http://www.dailyroads.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Paragraph writing is also a fun, if you know afterward you can
    write if not it is complex to write.

    my web site workouts to improve vertical leap

    ReplyDelete
  6. Keep this going please, great job!

    Here is my web site :: exercises To increase Vertical jump

    ReplyDelete
  7. AnonymousMay 04, 2013

    Thanks for the marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you
    can be a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and
    may come back down the road. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your
    great posts, have a nice evening!

    Also visit my web blog :: Texasveteransforcongress.Org

    ReplyDelete
  8. AnonymousMay 08, 2013

    This text is priceless. Where can I find out more?

    Feel free to visit my site - exercises to improve vertical leap

    ReplyDelete
  9. AnonymousMay 10, 2013

    What's up, I desire to subscribe for this webpage to take latest updates, therefore where can i do it please help out.

    Also visit my blog post; ensynefo.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. AnonymousMay 12, 2013

    What's up, its good article on the topic of media print, we all be familiar with media is a enormous source of data.

    my webpage :: workouts to improve vertical

    ReplyDelete
  11. AnonymousMay 16, 2013

    Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed
    account your blog posts. Anyway I'll be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.

    My web-site ... workouts to improve vertical leap

    ReplyDelete
  12. AnonymousMay 16, 2013

    Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Many thanks

    My homepage ... exercises to increase vertical leap

    ReplyDelete
  13. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    Hi there, this weekend is fastidious in support of me,
    because this occasion i am reading this impressive
    educational post here at my residence.

    Look into my website - workouts to improve vertical

    ReplyDelete
  14. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    Great post.

    My weblog ... www.linkiamo.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. AnonymousJune 06, 2013

    Awards have been tested to increase the
    credibility of a website (which equals more
    money) so make a website with a fancy logo and offer it to web masters that
    meet your award's standards. If they were making good money, like most of them claim, an uninterested client or two wouldn't "hurt"
    them as much as they are showing. As an entrepreneur, it makes good business sense
    to establish a blog.

    My blog post - exit cash machine plugin

    ReplyDelete
  16. AnonymousJune 06, 2013

    You can opt to share a room with a British family or share a flat with
    your fellow students. From suspense heightening horror to sweeping orchestral movements popularised by epic adventure films to classic Broadway sounds,
    music fills our collective consciousness every bit as much as
    the films they're composed for. You should narrow down your potential list of schools based on your criteria, but you should still plan on visiting more than one to give you a sense of comparison.

    My homepage; Weekly Top 20 Music

    ReplyDelete
  17. AnonymousJune 06, 2013

    Princess Wedding Dresses tcuts, and can help you become successful in generating a terrific online profit as soon as possible.

    Not only are they located in Las Vegas the entertainment capital of the world.
    This song is from one of the i - Pod commercials called
    "Mashup.

    Feel free to visit my web-site; Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (2013) download -torrent

    ReplyDelete