The character Diana (played by Melissa McCarthy) is a thief who steals other persons' identities in order to charge things on their credit cards. Diana steals the identity of Sandy Patterson (played by Jason Bateman) and then proceeds to max out his credit cards and also uses his name as identification when she is arrested. By the time Sandy notices what is happening, his credit is ruined and he has a false criminal record. This puts his career at risk when the firm runs his credit report and background check and finds the criminal record.
Click here to see the rest of this review
In order to clear his name and not lose his job, Sandy travels across the country to find Diana, convinces her to come back with him to tell Sandy's boss the truth, but he really wants to trick her into a trap where she will be arrested. This is a road trip movie and a buddy movie with the unlikely pair of Diana who is really good at conning people and escaping justice and Sandy who is a mild-mannered sap.
The two become friends in spite of all the troubles and find there is something special about each other and the relationship.
Best part of story, including ending:
This movie shows how easy it is for a person to have their identity stolen and how hard it is to prove they did not do the things they are accused of dong, because of the false records created by the identity thief.
Best scene in story:
A favorite scene is when Diana picks up a guy in a bar, in order to have sex with him in the cheap hotel room.
Opinion about the main character:
Even though the character of Diana is a criminal, she is very likeable and her crazy antics seem somehow justified because of her horrible upbringing when she was a child.