Can You Ever Forgive Me? 2018. USA. Directed by Marielle Heller. 106 min.
Down-and-out celebrity biographer and cantankerous New Yorker Lee Israel (expertly played by Melissa McCarthy) is broke. When her beloved cat becomes ill and she can't pay the medical bills, she turns to forging and selling letters by literary luminaries—and finds she's quite good at it. As Lee puts it, she’s a better Dorothy Parker than Dorothy Parker. Her drunken camaraderie with her lone friend, Jack Hock (an absolutely charming Richard E. Grant), is the beating heart of this quietly queer film. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight