• "Melissa McCarthy gives the performance of a lifetime in a film that is smart, witty, and moving."


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    National Board of Review

  • "A charming film that expertly balances drama and comedy, and McCarthy delivers her best performance to date."

    PETER DEBRUGE - Variety

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    Toronto - Telluride - BFI

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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).


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