Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Identity Thief (2013)

Written by: Craig Mazin, Jerry Eeten
Directed by: Seth Gordon
Starrring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy

What makes a good comedy? Most great comedies have three attributes that make it believable.

1)    Honesty: Comedy is often funny when its true. For example, a Prime Time News Anchor is not funny. But a News Anchor who is a complete tool is hilarious. (Anchorman)
2)    Sensitivity: Jokes are often the extreme of emotion. For example: somebody starts laughing at a funeral.
(Death at a Funeral)
3)     Current: Jokes often have a time limit on their relevance. For example: psy gangnam style

Identity Theft is somewhat of a good comedy in that its honest. It doesn’t have much sensitivity toward the characters or events everything is just simply happening. It’s somewhat old news since the identity theft scare has already passed.

Bottom Five. Save your money and rent this one at a redbox. 

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