Reviews

Oct 5, 2021
If you love Melissa McCarthy as a comedienne, you're still going to love her here.
Sep 1, 2021
The plotting is a little woolly at times, but is entirely made up for by McCarthy, Grant and a pithy script the brings a sparkle of joy to this dowdy brown New York palette.
Jul 30, 2021
I'd pay to watch Melissa McCarthy stare at a wall. She'd make that a performance. Her ability to create emotional momentum out of thin air is second to none.
Jul 6, 2021
You've never seen two characters like this just get to hang out on a movie screen, and two hours is barely enough... I'm already desperately hoping there are hours of cut footage for the blu-ray to savor
Jun 25, 2021
Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a charming, understated movie that peers into the inner lives of two recluses.
Jun 1, 2021
Can You Ever Forgive Me? is ignited by Melissa McCarthy who gives the best performance of her career.
May 11, 2021
McCarthy stars in this brilliant biopic of Lee Israel, a biographer-turned-literary forger who made a decent living faking letters in the style of greats like Noel Coward and Dorothy Parker.
Apr 29, 2021
A hugely likeable movie about wholly unloveable criminals...
Mar 1, 2021
Wraps up just a bit too conveniently, making it the best feel-good movie about loneliness and despondency ever made.
Feb 9, 2021
[Richard E. Grant] absolutely lights up the screen in every scene.
Dec 5, 2020
The camaraderie, humor, and bittersweetness of the finale can't overcome the strangeness of Lee's fate, which doesn't feel like fitting justice.
Nov 14, 2020
McCarthy and Grant are dynamite.
Nov 5, 2020
Exceptional performances carry this peculiar true story.
Oct 22, 2020
This real-life rise and fall is amusing, as well as deftly acted by its two leads.
Oct 19, 2020
Prickly enough to draw blood, the cranky, curmudgeonly Lee is far from likeable, but McCarthy brings out her vulnerability and has us rooting for her all the same.
Oct 2, 2020
A dynamic package by director Marielle Heller. This is one that should not be missed.
Sep 3, 2020
Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant blend comedy and drama in this true story of literary forgery by two top female filmmakers in director Marielle Heller and screenwriter Nicole Holofcener.
Aug 30, 2020
Melissa McCarthy's tour de force. A delicately directed film around a not so delicate main character in a fresh and beautiful New York. [Full review in Spanish]
Aug 28, 2020
A brilliant story, fabulously told.
Aug 15, 2020
It might be a little soft on its protagonist, but Can You Ever Forgive Me? is such a likeable movie that it's difficult not to fall under its spell.