#95. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)


Archer Gray

– Director: Marielle Heller

– Metascore: 87

– Runtime: 106 minutes

Melissa McCarthy plays Lee Israel, a lonely and broke writer who realizes she can make ends meet by forging handwritten letters of famous playwrights and authors and tangles up a good friend in her fraud. The film is based on the real-life story of Israel, a New York writer who forged letters by Noel Coward, Fanny Brice, and Dorothy Parker in the early 1990s. Caught by the FBI, she was sentenced to house arrest and probation, and she died in 2014.