Identity Thief is about Diana who has unlimited funds which have allowed her to live it up on the outskirts of Miami. She buys whatever strikes her fancy. She is able to do this using somebody else identity: Sandy Bigelow Patterson. The real Sandy is a guy is an investment form accounts representative who lives in Denver.
With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to Florida in order confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life.
This movie is for those who could care less about a bad premise, bad movie reviews, misfired gags, false sentimentality and obtuse characters. These are all part of the fun. The main purpose of this movie is to have a good laugh and be entertained.
Melissa McCarthy proves beyond doubt that she can carry a movie; she just needs to find one worthy of her efforts. Identity Thief is a waste for her talent. Without her, the movie would have been a bomb.