Directed by: Seth Gordon
Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, T.I., Genesis Rodriguez
An accounts representative embarks on a frantic quest to reclaim his identity from the Orlando thief who stole it and destroyed his credit by embarking on a massive spending spree in this comedy starring Jason Bateman (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, HORRIBLE BOSSES) and Melissa McCarthy (BRIDESMAIDS). Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Bateman) has a problem. A Denver family man who’s always been responsible with his personal finances, he is shocked to learn that his credit score is in shambles. But it gets worse — if he can’t clear his name in a week, the mix-up could very well cost him his job. Fortunately Sandy is in luck; after the unrepentant Florida fraudster (McCarthy) who stole his identity causes a stir in a club and misses her court date, Sandy is arrested and promptly released when detectives request a mug shot, and realize their mistake. When the police refuse to offer any help, Sandy realizes that his only choice is to catch the imposter himself and bring her back to Denver to face justice. Unfortunately, this wily thief isn’t going down without a fight, and with a grizzled skip tracer (Robert Patrick) and a pair of vicious gangsters (Génesis Rodríguez and T.I.) determined to get the fake Sandy first, every step along the way will be a struggle.
“There are no pauses in this hectic madcappery, not even for a minute.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“IDENTITY still manages to make off with just enough laughs to work, thanks to the wondrous McCarthy….She’s at her comedic top here…” (USA Today)
“McCarthy is such a gem, with a rare ability to turn a thought into a one-woman show.” (Los Angeles Times)