Can You Ever Forgive Me?
CAST: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin DIRECTOR: Marielle Heller Ending 12/13
Celebrity biographer Lee Israel makes her living 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.
Grant and McCarthy are well on their way to deserved Academy Award nominations for their full bodied work here.Joey Magidson, Hollywood News
Melissa McCarthy is nothing short of miraculous in a serious role, albeit without shedding her skill at deadpan humor.Harvey S. Karten, Big Apple Reviews
Provides the ideal template for McCarthy to project her talents onto a more sophisticated plane, and - complemented by a top-notch Richard E. Grant as Israel's partner-in-crime - she rises to the occasion.Eric Kohn, indieWire