Can You Ever Forgive Me?

First and foremost – did anyone know that Melissa McCarthy had these kinds of chops?  Give her the Oscar now, please.  She was mind-numbingly good in the portrayal of someone who fell apart a long time ago.  I thought the film did a great job showing the hypocrisy of the two leads in the film.  I’ve known my fair share of sketchy characters – the one thing they had in common was the belief that they weren’t nearly as sketchy as they really were.  It was great to see Richard Grant in this kind of film – I’ve loved him ever since I first saw him in L.A. Story.

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Movie title: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Movie description: When bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel 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. It is a story of two difficult, socially inept, people somehow becoming partners-in-crime in forgeries: one creating and the other selling it.

Date published: 2019-02-09

Director(s): Marielle Heller

Actor(s): Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Anna Deavere Smith, Jane Curtin, Stephen Spinella, Ben Falcone, Shae D'Lyn, Michael Cyril Creighton, Kevin Carolan, Marc Evan Jackson, Tim Cummings, Christian Navarro, Joanna Adler, Erik LaRay Harvey, Gregory Korostishevsky, Brandon Scott Jones, Mary B. McCann, Pun Bandhu, Rosal Colon, Tina Benko, Roberta Wallach, Marcella Lowery, Sandy Rosenberg, Ben Rauch, Ethel Fisher, Chris Lamberth, Michael Laurence, Alice Kremelberg, Moisés Acevedo, Lucy DeVito, Josh Evans, Ricky Garcia, Charlotte Mary Wen, Marcus Choi, Marmee Regine Cosico, Justin Vivian Bond, Havilah Brewster

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime

My Review

First and foremost – did anyone know that Melissa McCarthy had these kinds of chops?  Give her the Oscar now, please.  She was mind-numbingly good in the portrayal of someone who fell apart a long time ago.  I thought the film did a great job showing the hypocrisy of the two leads in the film.  I’ve known my fair share of sketchy characters – the one thing they had in common was the belief that they weren’t nearly as sketchy as they really were.  It was great to see Richard Grant in this kind of film – I’ve loved him ever since I first saw him in L.A. Story.

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