Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced and detailed the Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Combo Pack release of director Seth Gordon's Identity Thief, starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, John Cho and Robert Patrick. The uproarious, cross-country road trip comedy streets on June 4th.
Official Synopsis: Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Orlando. There's only one glitch: she's financing her shopping sprees with an ID stolen from Sandy Patterson (Bateman), 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 Patterson is forced to extreme measures to clear his name. From the director of Horrible Bosses and the producer of Ted.
The Blu-ray edition features the film's theatrical cut and unrated, extended version, as well as several exclusive extras, among them alternate takes, a behind-the-scenes featurette highlighting the stars' unique comedic contributions and an insider tour with one of the movie's most memorable characters. Extras include:
The Making of Identity Thief
Scene Stealing: Capturing the Humor of Identity Thief
The Skiptracer's Van - An in-character Robert Patrick and his most beloved possession
i love both leads but this is the most unfunny comedy i have ever seen. Im pretty sure this movie was intended to be a drama or something. Comedies are getting worse and worse. First Ted now this. Universal should just stop making comedies
I saw it on Valentine's Day with a sold-out audience and I really enjoyed myself. My expectations weren't high after terrible reviews but I like both leads and thought it was a fun flick. I laughed. It definitely helps when you see it with an audience that's laughing, and mine definitely was. I can't imagine it will be as funny watching it at home, but I gave it a solid "B."
Armorales102, I was with you until you called "Ted" a bad comedy too. It wasn't. In fact, I felt that one was one of the funniest movies ever. But "Identity Thief" is not good. Folks, please please rent first.
@Armorales: What are you smokin'? Ted was freakin' awesome!
This, on the other hand, didn't know what it wanted to be. Comedy? Dark Comedy? Drama? It could have been much better if they had chosen a direction and ran with it. That being said, though, I liked it. It was actually a real fun movie. Bateman & McCarthy did well together.
@Daytripper - Ted is "one was one of the funniest movies ever" Ever? Really? EVER???
I can't imagine blind buying anything.
In any event, I'm going to echo @Boothill Gunslinger and say that I saw this movie at a second-run theater over the weekend and was suprised I liked it as much as I did. It reminds me of a movie from the 80's. It's not great but it's not as bad as people said it was. Bateman and McCarthy have a nice comedic chemistry.