Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

By Marielle Heller

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2018-10-19
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Director: Marielle Heller
  • Production Company: Archer Gray
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
From 133 Ratings


Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) 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).




  • Hopefully Amy Schumer is paying attention 😂

    By 16 HORSES
    Hey for the most ways Melissa McCarthy gives fresh air to her Idiotic Assault in Ridiculousness Comedies that did somewhat work till you get to The Happy Time Murders! Now we take McCarthy seriously for once! 👍
  • Bleh

    By Oxwater
    Really depressing and not a good reminder of what the late 80s and early 90s was in NYC.
  • Can you ever forgive me for loving this film?

    By legal-eagle-for-music
    McCarthy sells this character with perfection. Her performance was nuanced and very real. And her comic timing and genuine niceness shine through to paint a very real picture of a lonely, self-destructive, creative writer who just doesn't fit in with her own life in the New York literary scene. And Grant is brilliant in his flamboyance and pain. The two of them together are wonderful. A very, very tender, funny, sad, entertaining, and completely engaging and original movie. Love it and highly recommend it. The setting in New York was filmed beautifully (loved the agent's apartment and the sidewalk scenes) and the soundtrack was itself another character. This movie gets an A+ on all scores. Thanks to all who participated in this movie for such a great original film.
  • Great dialogue with top notch acting

    By Aabbcc127478284
    The acting is just amazing And Melissa plays a very different role than before which is executed perfectly . The story or plot is not as strong as you'd think but with the well-written comedy and script it's a great movie to watch.
  • A Different and Amazing Role for Melissa McCarthy

    By Joshua T. Kinney
    It was refreshing to see McCarthy in a different role that showcases her wide skill set while still delivering on what makes me love her. The story was well portrayed by all cast members. A movie I can definitely watch again.
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me

    By Clive Barnes lll
    Excellent movie. Fresh and off beat but able to deliver a story with happiness, triumph and character development- and then tear it all down to raw human longing. Totally relatable. Melissa McCarthy is great. Fantastic dialogue, great direction (new director Marielle Heller) and great sound track.
  • When?

    By Past_33
    Please if anyone knows when exactly this will be available, just add a comment. I’ll be checking, thanks.
  • Great!

    By BlancheTheCat
    Melissa gives an amazing performance compared to her other work, which has been rather lack luster. But this is a spectacle performance in her career.