Melissa McCarthy is masterful in the captivating account, based on a true story, of Lee Israel, a best-selling celebrity biographer in the 1970s and ’80s. When Lee (McCarthy) comes to the realization that she’s no longer en vogue, she spins her art form into a perilous web of lies, deceit and outright crime to get back on top.
McCarthy and co-star Richard E. Grant both received Golden Globe* and Academy Award nominations for their acclaimed performances in the film, which was also nominated for an Adapted Screenplay Oscar.**
Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, movie fans can add Can You Ever Forgive Me? to their digital collection on Movies Anywhere beginning February 5th and DVD February 19th.
*Golden Globe Nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Motion Picture
**Academy Award Nominations for Actress in a Leading Role; Actor in a Supporting Role; and Adapted Screenplay (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)
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