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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Nominated for 3 Oscars, including:

  • Best Lead Actress: Melissa McCarthy
  • Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant
  • Best Adapted Screenplay

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).

BBFC Advice: Contains very strong language, drug misuse.

Event Information

Running Time: 1hr 46mins

BBFC Advice: 15

Director(s): Marielle Heller

Country of Origin: USA

Year of release:

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