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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Directed by: Marielle Heller | 2018 | 1h 47m | Rated R

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A jaded, out-of-work biographer (Melissa McCarthy) resorts to selling forged historical letters on the black market, and grapples with the ethical complications that arise, in Marielle Heller’s charming biopic about bestselling writer Lee Israel.

It’s the 1980s. After decades spent composing respectful profiles of successful women such as Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead, Lee finds herself out of step with the emergent trash-talk trend in biography. Her new book about Estée Lauder is a commercial failure, her agent (Jane Curtin) has given up on her, and her finances have nosedived.

Sliding into middle age with no other skills to fall back on, Lee lights upon a fresh method of capitalizing on the public’s fascination with fame. Teaming up with an old acquaintance (a furiously charming Richard E. Grant) freshly released from prison after serving time for armed robbery, Lee begins selling the stolen and/or forged correspondence of dead writers and actors. The gig is a success but success has a way of drawing unwanted attention.

Adapted from Israel’s eponymous memoir by Tony Award-winning playwright Jeff Whitty and writer-director Nicole Holofcener, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? is an incisive comment about commodification, legitimacy, and opportunities for women. McCarthy seizes the opportunity to expand her already-impressive repertoire: her performance here brims with intelligence, acerbic wit, and an alluring sense of mischief.

 

“McCarthy’s best performance to date, revealing haunting insights into friendship, loneliness, and creative insecurity.”
– VARIETY

“Provides the ideal template for McCarthy to project her talents onto a more sophisticated plane, and – complemented by a top-notch Richard E. Grant as Israel’s partner-in-crime – she rises to the occasion.”
– INDIEWIRE

” ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ is that rare movie you never want to end, a film about broken people, loners who hover on the fringes, who scavenge what’s left of the important stuff that more socially competent humans leave behind.”
– THEWRAP