Identity Thief

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.

Area Classification Advisories
Nova Scotia 14A Coarse Language, Crude Content, Violence
Quebec 13+
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Coarse Language
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content
British Columbia 14A 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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