Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Nominee
Best Actress - Drama
Golden Globes
Nominee
Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globes
Nominee
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Academy Awards
Lee, played with unerring wit and ferocious verve by Melissa McCarthy, turns out to be terrific company.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).
R
Genre
Bio-pic, Comedy, Drama, Women and Film, LGBT
Runtime
106
Language
English
Director
Marielle Heller
Writer(s)
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
Cast
Melissa McCarthy, Julie Ann Emery, Alice Kremelberg, Richard E. Grant
Awards:
Nominee, Best Actress - Drama, Golden Globes
Nominee, Best Supporting Actor, Golden Globes
Nominee, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards
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FEATURED REVIEW
Richard BrodyNew Yorker

Melissa McCarthy has been in need of a substantial dramatic role for quite a while, and in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” which opens on Friday, she gets one—and makes the most of it. But it’s clear, from the very first scene, that the movie, directed by Marielle Heller, is far more than just a ...

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