Friday, November 9, 2018

Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Movie Review

Sad and somber, but funny and thoughtful – a profound triumph.
This is Melissa McCarthy as you probably aren’t expecting her; I don’t think anybody was prepared for this casting announcement last year. Can You Ever Forgive Me? is funny in some parts, but it’s mostly a solemn drama with a tragicomedy theme permeating its lead character. It’s 1991 and Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) is a formerly semi-successful, not really famous writer of biographies.   2018

Directed by: Marielle Heller

Screenplay by: Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant