Movie | Melissa McCarthy plays a convincing, scheming Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
by Laura Finch
Posted 10/26/18, 03:11 pm
Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a film based on the memoir of late writer Lee Israel, has every hallmark of a modern-day Oscar winner: a female director, a hit comedienne (Melissa McCarthy) turning to a dramatic role, and romantic storylines that will thrill the LGBT community.
Early reviewers gushed about McCarthy’s performance as the ornery, depressed Israel, a struggling biographer who starts forging letters from famous authors for cash. They were right: McCarthy plays Israel with such perfect nuance you can almost smell her bad breath through the screen.