Can You Ever Forgive Me?
First screened in October 2018
Director: Marielle Heller. Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin, Dolly Wells, Stephen Spinella, Ben Falcone, Gregory Korostishevsky, Christian Navarro, Anna Deavere Smith, Erik LaRay Harvey, Pun Bandhu. Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty (based on the memoir by Lee Israel).

Twitter Capsule: So layered! Tonally adroit. Perfectly acted. Historically specific. Love of words as dangerous siren.

VOR:   Seriocomic character studies can look familiar, but the team here is practically recuperating all-but-lost levels of precise, situated portraiture.



Photo © 2018 Fox Searchlight Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Melissa McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant
Best Adapted Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Drama): Melissa McCarthy
Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant

Other Awards:
Writers Guild of America: Best Adapted Screenplay
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor (Grant)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Screenplay
Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Grant)

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