poster of Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rating: 6.9/10 by 390 users

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

When bestselling celebrity biographer is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

  • Marielle Heller
  • Nicole Holofcener
  • Lee Israel
  • Jeff Whitty
Release Date: Fri, Oct 19, 2018

Rating: 6.9/10 by 390 users

Alternative Title:
캔 유 에버 포기브 미? - KR
Poderia Me Perdoar? - BR
¿Podrás perdonarme? - AR
¿Podrás perdonarme? - MX
Ти колись пробачиш мені? - UA

United States of America
Runtime: 01 hour 47 minutes
Budget: $0
Revenue: $8,586,944

Plot Keyword: based on novel or book, cat, biography, based on a true story, author, new york city, woman director, forgery, female author


Lee Israel was selfish, cold, sad, and disreputable. She was also really fun to know. Sookie nails this one.


Mad props to Melissa McCarthy for turning it around with this after _Happytime Murders_ and _Life of the Party_. Actually after basically every single thing I've seen her in up until this point. I honestly can't think of a single role I've liked her in. Until Lee Israel of course, because as her, in this, McCarthy is great. Respect for Richard E. Grant in the supporting role as well. It took me a little while after I'd finished watching _Can You Ever Forgive Me?_ to realise I liked it as much as I did, but I did. _Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._