Melissa McCarthy in 'Identity Thief' Blu-ray: Step aside, boys -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Image Credit: Bob Mahoney

It’s difficult to imagine Identity Thief, this year’s biggest comedy, without Melissa McCarthy. But when Jason Bateman and director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) were originally planning their buddy-road movie with its nods to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and Midnight Run, the Oscar-nominated actress wasn’t part of the picture. In fact, her felonious character who steals people’s identities and maxes out their credit limits wasn’t even a she — it was a he. Then came Bridesmaids, which opened Hollywood’s eyes to a new brand of bawdy female comedy that was the perfect match for Gordon’s R-rated comedy. With McCarthy playing the outrageous, unpredictable crook and Bateman playing the perfect trusted, beleaguered neighbor who could live in your cul-de-sac, Identity Thief scored $133 million at the box office, making it the biggest February opening since Hitch.

Makes you wonder… what were the boys thinking in the first place? I think I speak for everyone, Melissa, when I say, “I visually enjoy you.”

Identity Thief can be downloaded digitally beginning tomorrow, and an Unrated Blu-ray is set for release on June 4. Check out an exclusive video clip that discusses how McCarthy changed everything.

The Blu-ray includes:

  • The Making of Identity Thief
  • Scene Stealing: Capturing the Humor of Identity Thief
  • The Skiptracer’s Van — Robert Patrick and his character’s home on the road
  • Alternate Takes
  • Gag Reel

Check out some other clips, including one that discusses the tao of Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau as another horrible boss, and the movie’s trailer.

Read more:
Box office” ‘Identity Thief’ tops ‘Bridesmaids’
Melissa McCarthy talks casting Susan Sarandon in ‘Tammy’
EW preview: ‘The Heat’


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