Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  107 min.
In theatres:
October 26, 2018 - Toronto
November 2, 2018 - Vancouver
November 9, 2018 - Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa
November 16, 2018 - Halifax, Victoria, Winnipeg

Current rating: Rating: 3.76
based on 44 votes and 12 reviews
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Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone

Synopsis

Best-selling author Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), who wrote biographies of celebrities such as Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and Dorothy Kilgallen in the 1970s and '80s, and profiles of other stars such as Katharine Hepburn, has fallen on hard times.

Turning to criminal life, she begins a lucrative scam with her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant) by forging hundreds of letters purportedly written by luminaries as Dorothy Parker, Noël Coward, and Lillian Hellman, then selling her "memorabilia" to dealers across the country.

Based on the memoir by Lee Israel.

Director: Marielle Heller
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, David Yarnell
Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
Official Site: canyoueverforgiveme.com

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  • 1 star "Can I have my money back?"
  • 5 stars "Very moving and honest film"
  • 1 star "The person I can't forgive is the screenwriter."