Identity Thief ★★★

A silly “odd couple” comedy with some fun one-liners and running gags. A bit of an easy ending, but still quite nice. 

Jason Bateman is his usual self, and I quite like that. Melissa McCarthy is a little too shouty and brash to be truly charming at the start, but she dials it down slowly as her character arcs, and becomes really likeable. Her “What are you? Kenyan?!” as Bateman casually jogs to catch her fleeing the scene was the moment I started to enjoy her. Some really great choices later in the film when her facade starts to crumble. She really can act when she’s given the opportunity.