Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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Catalogue no: 83304SDG

Media: DVD

Classification: MA15+

Category: Film

Genre: Drama

Barcode: 9321337185798

No of Discs: 1

Language: English

Year: 2018

Release Date: 24-04-2019

Availability: In stock

$19.95
Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Laud
Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) 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).

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Actors Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone
Director Marielle Heller
Producer Anne Carey
Runtime 106

Digitales Reviews

Digitales Film Club Review by Vicky
Star
McCarthy’s character is completely unlikeable – an intentional point of the movie – but I found it hard to move past. Overall entertaining – I would have enjoyed learning more of the Lee Israel background story. The injection of the Richard E. Grant dandy character and their friendship, provides a lightness to the narrative arc of Lee’s forgeries and breaks up her acerbic personality throughout. (Posted on 3/05/2019)
Digitales Film Club Review by Liam
Star
Not bad – well made and easy to watch. I was surprised that it kept my interest despite not being all that involved with the story or characters. It was all just a little too surface-level for my liking. I would have appreciated a bit more depth into either Lee Israel’s character and psychology, or into the forging process itself. However, if the dark comedy tone of the film works for you, you will be able to look beyond these shortcomings and enjoy it a lot. Personally I felt that there wasn’t much in the film that I didn’t already get from the trailer. (Posted on 3/05/2019)
Digitales Film Club Review by Mali
Star
A simple, yet engaging story, held afloat by two outstanding performances. I enjoyed this film, despite the fact that there wasn’t much to it; The story simply provided an interesting backdrop to a somewhat shallow exploration of themes surrounding loneliness, isolation and ultimately friendship. It’s easy to watch, easy to digest and doesn’t leave too much to the imagination – Perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Posted on 3/05/2019)
Digitales Film Club Review by Sally
Star
I wasn’t able to grasp the intention of the film. The event of the fraud itself didn’t seem brazen enough to base an entire feature film on. I assumed the lack of excitement would be balanced with a deep dive into the emotional back story of the main Lee Israel, but this didn’t happen. A nicely neutral film, with Melissa McCarthy doing an excellent job of playing the unlikable lead character. I really enjoyed the character of Jack. He was such a welcome comparison to Lee Israel’s written persona. (Posted on 3/05/2019)