Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Director: Marielle Heller 2018 107 Minutes Ages 15+
Can You Ever Forgive Me? Fri 12 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 107mins Event Cinemas | Brisbane City Myer Centre
Can You Ever Forgive Me? Sun 14 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:45pm 107mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

Melissa McCarthy plays fiercely against type in this riveting drama-comedy about the real life story of Lee Israel, whose falling stature in the publishing industry turned her towards a life of crime and forgery.

Joined by Richard E Grant as her close friend and confidant Jack, McCarthy’s Israel is a timorous celebrity biographer who can no longer keep up with modern tastes in the world of professional gossip. With no money in the bank and no new prospects on the horizon, she begins to forge fake letters from dead literary superstars – which quickly brings her a new flow of cash, along with more trouble than she and Jack can handle. McCarthy inhabits her lead role with an unexpected fervour, drawing the viewer into her elaborate web of deception as the lies begin to pile up dangerously high.


Classification:Ages 15+
Director:Marielle Heller
Producer:Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, David Yarnell
Cast:Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant, Jane Curtin
Script:Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
Program strand:Features
Rights:Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation