Can You Ever Forgive Me?
In CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen.
When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).
- " This film takes an altogether different view of the imitation game. By embracing frauds and failures, it achieves greatness on the sly. " – Charlotte O'Sullivan
- " Perfectly cast. " – Mark Kermode
- " Israel is anti-social and aggressive but you do find yourself rooting for her. " – Cath Clarke