Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee 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 (Richard E. Grant).
. When bestselling celebrity biographer is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.. Can You Ever Forgive Me? Wiki
You could do better. Keep looking. It's slow and not that interesting at any point along the journey.
If find that you don’t allow yourself to connect with characters in the first portion of the movie, you will be unable to appreciate their “their rebirth”. The acting of the two stars was perfection. Not only individually but also their embracing one another. The Director created an environment that was believable and authentic.
It was so sad, I wanted to cry!
It’s hard to believe anyone could mistake this film for a comedy. It’s not.
What a fascinating peek into another world - and a true one - where real people in their mundane lives experiencing extraordinary things. The juxtaposition of the a sad little reality and audacious circumstances is great. The catharsis is real. The acting by its two lead characters exceptional.
Perhaps a younger person would think the portrayal of a squalid lifestyle was comedic, but I saw nothing funny about this movie. Many a writer suffers financially, but not all find such an unusual way to pay the rent on a seedy apartment. It was poignant, sad and believable, but I would not call if a comedy. The acting was excellent and the film made it was easy to believe you were actually in New York watering holes and bookstores. I would not watch this again....too depressing/realistic.
Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant give their best performances in CYEFM.
McCarthy and Grant have a great thing going--partners in bitter hilarity. McCarthy really sells the why of her descent into criminality but you slide on down with her: is her crime worse for lying to a friend or defrauding the public when they're getting what they really want? Ultimately, Israel was cheating herself, as she learns in this bittersweet comedy about finding your real muse, and true friendship.
A dark sad portrayal of humanity.
a wonderful story of sin and redemption
Do not waste $7.00 on this film. It is awful. I almost fell asleep 3 times.
Humorous and fun story
A movie about a old lady faking old letters... idk how they got investors...
Boring. Waited to see if it got funny. It did not. Don't bother.
No car chases. No explosions. Just humans.
Disgusting waste of time. We turned it off. This was not a true story worth telling.