Can You Ever Forgive Me?

New York Times Critics' Pick
106 mins.
Directed by Marielle Heller
R
2018

In CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen.

When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

"Lee Israel may be the single most interesting movie character you will encounter this year... Though McCarthy has played abrasive and obnoxious comic characters in the past — it’s one of her specialties — Lee is a 3-D grouch of a whole different order." A.O. Scott. A New York Times Critic's Pick!