Can You Ever Forgive Me
When biographer Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.
Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018) stars Oscar Nominated Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen.
Fast forward to New York in the 1990's and Lee Israel is a frustrated, hard drinking author who has fallen out of step with the marketplace and who can barely afford to pay her rent or bills.
Desperate for money, she soon hatches a scheme to forge letters by famous writers and sell them to bookstores and collectors.
When the dealers start to catch on, Lee recruits a dubious friend, Jack (Richard E. Grant) to help her continue her self-destructive cycle of trickery and deceit.
81% Rotten Tomatoes
Running time approx: 1 hour and 47 minutes