Melissa McCarthy is undeniably in her career best in Can You Ever Forgive Me in which she portrays the role of a failed writer, Lee Israel by forging letters of deceased authors and playwrights. This biopic is directed by Marielle Heller and is based upon Lee Israel’s book of the same name. Can You Ever Forgive Me is distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and was released on October 19 in the United States with an initial release in Telluride Film Festival on September 1′ 2018? It is a 107-minute long movie and while it became critically a mild hit, it failed to do decent business at the box office. Can You Ever Forgive Me earned a total of $1.5 Million?
Can You Ever Forgive Me: Plot
Lee Israel was a writer who wrote a profile of highbrows such as Estee Lauder, Katherine Hepburn amongst many others. Lee is dead broke in the very beginning because of the then current warts-and-all trend of publishing in the industry. So to survive herself, Lee Israel begins selling letters she writes but claims to have been written by famous deceased writers, playwrights, etc. She forges them and is unstoppable untill one day she’s caught by a letter in the name of Noel Coward which raises some eye brows in literary sections. Finally, Israel and her boyfriend Jack (convicted for an armed robbery earlier) begin to steal letters from library archives and sell them.
Can You Ever Forgive Me: DVD/ Blu-ray Release Dates
Though Can You Ever Forgive Me is mildly popular with the critics and it failed to earn huge amount at the box office, Melissa McCarthy and Grant’s performance have been lauded and have definitely generated some Oscar buzz. The DVD/ Blu-ray dates to Can You Ever Forgive Me remain unannounced as of now. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as we have them.
Can You Ever Forgive Me: Cast
The cast of Can You Ever Forgive Me includes: Melissa McCarthy as Israel and Richard E Grant in lead role as Jack, the boyfriend. Supporting character include: Jane Curtin as Marjorie, Dolly Wells as Anna, Anna Deavere Smith as Elaine, Shae D’Lyn as Nell, Michael Cyril Creighton as Harry, Kevin Carolan as Tom Clancy, Marc Evan Jackson as Lloyd, Tim Cummings as Craig, Christian Navarro as Kurt, Joanna Adler as Arlene and lastly Ben Falcone as Alan Schmidt.