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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Movie Information

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Marielle Heller


Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy
Joanna Adler
Richard E. Grant
Marc Evan Jackson
Christian Navarro





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Based on the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel who, during the 1970s-80s published books on the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. But changing tastes means Israel finds herself no longer able to get published. Not content with this fact, she turns to a new tactic: deception, along with help from her best friend, Jack. -- Chris Kavan

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LIFF32 (2018) #4

I like the part where she falls over.

OK, on a serious note...

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ is a compelling true story that's both hilarious yet heartbreaking. The biggest giveaway I got when the movie ended - you can find the irony and humor in the darkest of outcomes.

I’m not the biggest fan of Melissa McCarthy, if I have to be honest. I don’t find her funny and ‘Happytime Murders’ left a cold impression on me. Ironically, I wanted some sort of apology after that. Still, nothing against her personal just not my cup of tea. However, I’m thrilled to see McCarthy showcase her acting chops while bringing her comedic roots into the mix. She breathes life into a struggling writer, Lee Israel. Whenever she’s drinking alcohol in the afternoon, stealing toilet roll, living in a filthy apa...

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