identity thief

Identity Thief

Poor Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy and Robert Patrick
Directed by Seth Gordon

Poor Jason Bateman. Nothing good ever happens to him. He doesn’t get to be Seth Rogen dishing out one liners. His form of comedy involves being the average guy taking abuse––punches, stomps, bites, and the rest of it. No one takes a kick to the groin quite like Jason Bateman. He’s a little like a modern Jack Lemmon, the normal man beset by his circumstances. In “Identity Thief “––aside from ... more >

The change-up

America is at a crossroads
Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds and Leslie Mann
Directed by David Dobkin

We’ve reached a crisis point in American comedy: why can’t Jason Bateman get promoted or laid? This summer's comedies are stocked with middle-aged men who dream of having sex but never do. That’s a healthy sign for marriage, I suppose. But if you’re a married dad who secretly wishes he could spread the seed again, do you want to spend $10 to go watch a movie about another guy who can’t, either? ... more >

The change-up

Directed by David Dobkin. With Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde and Leslie Mann (August 5). ... more >