Can You Ever Forgive Me? 2018 Ages 15+

12.45PM Sun 14 Oct 2018 (1hr 50mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Melissa McCarthy plays fiercely against type in this riveting drama-comedy about the real life story of Lee Israel, whose falling stature in the publishing industry turned her towards a life of crime and forgery. Joined by Richard E Grant as her close friend and confidant Jack, McCarthy’s Israel is a timorous celebrity biographer who can no longer keep up with modern tastes in the world of professional gossip. With no money in the bank and no new prospects on the horizon, she begins to forge fake letters from dead literary superstars – which quickly brings her a new flow of cash, along with more trouble than she and Jack can handle. McCarthy inhabits her lead role with an unexpected fervour, drawing the viewer into her elaborate web of deception as the lies begin to pile up dangerously high.

CREDITS

107 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: MARIELLE HELLER / SCRIPTWRITERS: NICOLE HOLOFCENER, JEFF WHITTY / PRODUCER: ANNE CAREY, AMY NAUIOKAS, DAVID YARNELL / CAST: MELISSA MCCARTHY, RICHARD E GRANT, JANE CURTIN / RIGHTS: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP