Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2019)

Melissa McCarthy stars in this adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive me?; the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s 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 writing talents to deception and begins a new career as a forger of celebrity letters, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

“Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant make a perfect pairing in this finely composed portrayal of real-life literary forger Lee Israel” – Mark Kermode ★★★★

“Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant’s tragicomic fraudsters are genuinely fantastic” – The Telegraph ★★★★★