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Year
2018
Runtime
106 min.
Director
Marielle Heller
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Biography
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
0
Checks
1,216
Favs
54
Dislikes
1
Favs/checks
4.4% (1:23)
Favs/dislikes
54:1
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  1. TomServo's avatar

    TomServo

    "Will you make me 29? With perfect skin? Don't make me sound stupid." 8 months 3 weeks ago
  2. Withnail33's avatar

    Withnail33

    Fantastic acting by Melissa McCarthy. Her and Richard E. Grant have great chemistry and are an entertaining duo from start to finish. Fans of the British film "Withnail and I" will catch glimpses of Withnail from Grant sometimes. Story was solid and entertaining as well. Some parts did drag a little but McCarthy's performance is the main draw of the film. Recommended for fans of McCarthy; maybe people who have worked in the publishing industry. 9 months 1 week ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Based on the tell-all of the same name, Can You Ever Forgive Me? recounts writer Lee Israel's 1990s crime spree, falsifying literary letters and selling them to get herself out of the hole. As a story, it's interesting, but just okay. It almost gets to the central irony of a character who cannot be anything but herself socially (to her detriment), but can never be herself in her writing, but not quite, and that's too bad. Where it shines best is in the acting. Melissa McCarthy is strong in the role - I will add "of course", I think she proved her dramatic mettle to me in St. Vincent a few years ago - and she's well supported by Richard E. Grant, playing what could very well be his cult character Withnail some 30 years on, but actually Israel's damaged friend Jack Hock. The film also provides some insight into the wheelings and dealings of the publishing world that I enjoyed, more so that that of elite collectors who seem very remote to me. 6 months ago
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