- Directed by: Marielle Heller
- Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant
- Year: 2019
- Duration: 106min
- Certificate: 15
- Type: Film
Once a best-selling celebrity biographer, Israel Lee finds herself out of fashion in the trash-talking trend of the early 1990s. Encouraged by her mischievous drinking buddy Jack, Israel begins to forge letters from dead celebrities and sell them as memorabilia, even fooling the experts. But success doesn’t go unnoticed and soon buyers start to question the sudden provenance of these astonishing documents. Dark, witty and based on a true story, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? features outstanding performances from Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant.
"McCarthy is very good at showing how Lee’s unpleasant bad temper and rudeness were not simply part of her psychological makeup – they were symptoms of existential panic."The Guardian