Venue Barn Cinema
Running time 120 minutes
Cast Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant
Director Marielle Heller
Next date 17th February 8:00 pm
About this event
Melissa McCarthy is criminally good in Marielle Heller’s adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the stranger-than-fiction true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel (McCarthy) who made a name for herself in the 1970s and 80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead. But with her writing falling out of fashion, Lee
turns her art form to a literary deception instead to make ends meet, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). Confidently playing against type – Israel was famously a difficult, spiky woman – McCarthy delivers a charismatic performance that opens the door to an entirely new phase of her career.
2018 | USA
“The Oscar nominee delivers some of her best work yet as a struggling biographer who finds an unlikely new source of income”
Benjamin Lee, The Guardian
The F-Rating is awarded to films directed by a woman and/or written by a woman. Films that also feature significant women on screen in their own right are Triple F-Rated.
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