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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

USA, English, 107 mins

  • Director: Marielle Heller
  • Writer: Nicole Holofcener; Jeff Whitty
  • Producer: Anne Carey; Amy Nauiokas; David Yarnell

CGiii Comment

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 art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats).


Cast & Characters

Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel
Richard E. Grant as Jack Hock
Dolly Wells as Anna
Ben Falcone as Alan Schmidt
Gregory Korostishevsky as Andre
Jane Curtin as Marjorie
Stephen Spinella as Paul
Christian Navarro as Kurt
Pun Bandhu as Agent Doyle
Erik LaRay Harvey as Agent Solonas
Brandon Scott Jones as Glen
Shae D'lyn as Nell
Rosal Colon as Rachel
Anna Deavere Smith as Elaine
Marc Evan Jackson as Lloyd
Marcella Lowery as Guest at Party
Roberta Wallach as Tom Clancy Groupie
Tina Benko as Karen
Sandy Rosenberg as Yale Librarian
Kevin Carolan as Tom Clancy
Ben Rauch as Coat Check Guy
Ethel Fisher as Mrs. Unger
Chris Lamberth as Exterminator
Joanna Adler as Arlene (as Joanna P. Alder)
Mary B. McCann as Judge (as Mary McCann)
Michael Laurence as Fenwick

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