Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel in "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", a new biopic from director Marielle Heller ("The Diary of a Teenage Girl"). Israel is a real-life celebrity biographer who resorts to forging letters and eventually teams up with an ex-con played by Richard E. Grant ("Logan") to engage in physical acts of theft.
In his review of "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" at IGN, Witney Seibold says Melissa McCarthy "gives one of her best performances," and admires the film's "deep abiding love for poetry and wit," but adds that audiences who are unfamiliar with the subjects of Israel's literary forgeries may find the film "frustratingly opaque."
Read: Witney Seibold Reviews "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" at IGN
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