Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15)

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

An endlessly entertaining character study with an Oscar®-worthy performance from Melissa McCarthy as celebrity biographer-turned-forger Lee Israel.

Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 70s and 80s profiling the likes of Katharine HepburnTallulah Bankhead and Estée Lauder.

Having fallen out of step with the marketplace, Lee finds herself upon hard times: unable to get published, behind in rent. She decides to turn her art form to deception, forging intimate letters by prominent writers abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

Don't miss this awards season contender from The Diary of a Teenage Girl director Marielle Heller.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases F-rated

2018 US Dir Marielle Heller 106 min

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Podcast: Richard E. Grant / Can You Ever Forgive Me?

We talk with Richard E. Grant on the day of his Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, in which he plays the best friend to Melissa McCarthy’s Lee Israel, a celebrity biographer who falls on hard times.

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