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**Its is clearly said that the cards that Diana sold had been used and tipped off police.


* NameAmnesia: Diana never her actual name, which is the reason she went through many aliases throughout the film. In the end, Sandy finds out that her real name is Dawn Umbridge.

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* NameAmnesia: Diana never her actual name, which is the reason she went through many aliases throughout the film. In the end, Sandy finds out that her real name is Dawn Umbridge.Budgie.


* IHaveManyNames: Diana went through so many different identities that she doesn't know what her birth name is. Sandy finds out that it is Dawn Budgie.


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* NameAmnesia: Diana never her actual name, which is the reason she went through many aliases throughout the film. In the end, Sandy finds out that her real name is Dawn Umbridge.


* KarmaHoudini: Subverted for [[spoiler:Sandy, who is arrested for stealing his former boss's identity, but manages to escape and go home and not get caught again]] but averted for [[spoiler:Diana, who willingly turns herself in.]]


* BigBadEnsemble: Marisol, Julian, and Skiptracer

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* BigBadEnsemble: Marisol, Julian, and SkiptracerSkiptracer.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Sort of. While the storyline with the drug dealers is resolved [[spoiler: they are arrested in the end]], it is never explained just what the hell Diana did to incur their wrath to begin with(Marisol mentions that the credit cards Diana gave her were "shit", but that's about all the motivation we get). We also never see their boss again, though he would obviously rot in jail without his lackeys.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Sort of. While the storyline with the drug dealers is resolved [[spoiler: ([[spoiler: they are arrested in the end]], end]]), it is never explained just what the hell Diana did to incur their wrath to begin with(Marisol with (Marisol mentions that the credit cards Diana gave her were "shit", but that's about all the motivation we get). We also never see their boss again, though he would obviously rot in jail without his lackeys.

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* IdiotBall:
** Sandy leaves his keys in his rental car when he checks on Diana after rear-ending her, enabling her to drive off with it after first using it to cripple her own car (with Sandy inside it, naturally).
** Diana doesn't keep her house locked, enabling Sandy to walk right in after he finds her.
** The beauty salon employee doesn't lock the front door after closing time enabling the Skiptracer to come in and threaten her.
** The cops put Sandy and Diana in the same cruiser after they've been apprehended, enabling Diana to engineer their escape.


* PoliceAreUseless - Detective Reilly is completely useless, even when told exactly where the identity thief will be the following day at a specific time. This trope is basically the catalyst of the plot, in that Sandy must take matters into his own hands, and be a vigilante.

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* PoliceAreUseless - PoliceAreUseless: Detective Reilly is completely useless, even when told exactly where the identity thief will be the following day at a specific time. This trope is basically the catalyst of the plot, in that Sandy must take matters into his own hands, and be a vigilante.


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''Identity Thief'' is a 2013 comedy film, starring Creator/JasonBateman and Creator/MelissaMcCarthy and directed by [[HorribleBosses Seth Gordon]].

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''Identity Thief'' is a 2013 comedy film, starring Creator/JasonBateman and Creator/MelissaMcCarthy and directed by [[HorribleBosses Seth Gordon]].
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* TakeThat: When Sandy's BadBoss Harold is explaining why he and the partners deserve bonuses, despite the profitable company not giving bonus to Sandy and other staff for the past three years, he suggests Sandy read ''[[{{Objectivism}} The Fountainhead]]'' as if that will explain everything.

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* TakeThat: When Sandy's BadBoss Harold is explaining why he and the partners deserve bonuses, despite the profitable company not giving bonus to Sandy and other staff for the past three years, he suggests Sandy read ''[[{{Objectivism}} ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} The Fountainhead]]'' as if that will explain everything.


* WouldHitAGirl: Sandy. One shot in the trailer is him hitting Diana upside the head with a ''guitar'' hard enough to knock her over.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Sandy. One shot in the trailer (as well as the unrated version of the film) is him hitting Diana upside the head with a ''guitar'' hard enough to knock her over.

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** And the gas station employee who cuts Sandy's credit card in half when he tries to pay for gas.

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* IHaveManyNames: Diana went through so many different identities that she doesn't know what her birth name is. Sandy finds out that it is Dawn Budgie.


* ActorAllusion: Not the first time Creator/JasonBateman has had to deal with an [[HorribleBosses asshole boss,]] and under the same director, too.
* TheAllegedCar: Sandy's rental car.
** Not really until it gets banged up. It's the car he buys for $200 later that's a proper example of this trope.

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* ActorAllusion: Not the first time Creator/JasonBateman has had to deal with an [[HorribleBosses asshole boss,]] and under the same director, too.
* TheAllegedCar: Sandy's rental car.
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car, until it gets banged up. It's the The car he later buys for $200 later that's is a proper example of this trope.



* NamesTheSame: Diana assumes the identity of Sandy Bigelow Patterson, the same name as Bateman's character.
** Justified since that's what identity thieves do. She just happened to have found a guy with a gender-neutral name.

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** Justified since that's what identity thieves do. She just happened to have found a guy with a gender-neutral name.

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