Once upon a time road movies were all about breaking free of social constraints. There were cool cars, a sex scene or two, some crashes, and a nihilistic ending. Then along came Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Midnight Run, essentially conservative road films about restoring social order. Identity Thief follows strongly in that tradition: A hard working family man takes the law into his own hands to literally bring a criminal to justice. We still have cool cars and crashes, however the ending is Frank Capra’s dream of a just America.
All this conformity is sweetened with pop culture references and gratutious swearing. British Columbia counted 99 instances. There is also the obligatory sex scene, kinky enough to alarm American film classifiers despite an almost complete lack of nudity. Canadian classifiers let it slide.
|Nova Scotia||Coarse Language, Crude Content, Violence|
|Ontario||Coarse Language, Sexual Content|
|Manitoba||Not Recommended For Children, Coarse Language|
|Alberta||Coarse Language, Sexual Content|
|British Columbia||Coarse language, Sexually suggestive scenes|
|MPAA (U.S.A.)||R||…sexual content and language|
|BBFC||15||…strong sex, sex references and strong language.|
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