Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman are Actin’ a Fool in ‘Identity Thief’ —TRAILER

Identity Thief

See, regular identity theft is the worst. It’s a life-ruiner. It just plain sucks. It’s awful. However, the folks and Universal Pictures are hoping to make your life better by putting a funny spin on such a terrible thing. How, you ask? By putting out a new trailer for Identity Thief, its new comedy featuring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman. See? you’re already chuckling a bit to yourself. You’re sort of unsure but curious, right? Well allow us to help you make up your own mind, by checking out the newer, wackier trailer for the film, below.

Unlike previous trailers that only featured a general plotline, here we see a lot more of the dynamic between the two folks named Sandy Bigelow Patterson that the movie centers around (note: Bateman is clearly the only real one), as well as some of the action that causes two people so different to end up in such close proximity. It’s wacky! It’s zany! There is the all-important “make a slightly dated musical reference” joke, too—brought to you by Kelis’ “Milkshake!” All tied together with some nice punching, kicking, screaming, and maybe another person that McCarthy’s character has duped, out to get her.

Identity Thief the movie (not the bad guy you’re ever-consciously a little bit afraid of whenever you make an online purchase with a credit card) lands itself in theaters on February 8, 2013.

[Photo Credit: Universal Pictures]

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Staff Writer Alicia Lutes is a corgi enthusiast from Connecticut living in Los Angeles. She loves Tina Fey, television, ugly things and really money cheese plates. Growing up, her grandfather frequently said, "you’re so god-damned good with words! You should do something with words with your life!" so she made it her quest to plaster her wordy witticisms across the Internet. She looks forward to retiring at the age of 80 and opening a fromagerie with a small army of wrinkly-faced and stumpy-legged dogs.