Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Gregory Korostishevsky, Jane Curtin
Director: Marielle Heller
Running Time: 106 minutes
Certificate: 15 - very strong language, drug misuse
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME GOLDEN GLOBE & BAFTA NOMINEE RICHARD E. GRANT TO THE OLYMPIC FOR A Q&A FOLLOWING A SPECIAL SCREENING OF CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
3 BAFTA NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST ACTRESS, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR & BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY.
Finish: 22:50 approx.
"Paul Simon’s percolating, anxious "Can’t Run But" dominates the movie’s soundtrack, and no number of scenes shot in Julius’s warm bar, the whiskey flowing, can shake that restless mood. It’s atmosphere brewed to an expert degree of exactitude."
- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out
Melissa McCarthy is brilliantly unsympathetic in this revelatory dramatic role as literary fraud Lee Israel. With her writing career permanently stalled, incapable of getting over her ex-girlfriend and job prospects nil, she turns her craft to penning elaborate fake letters from the likes of Noël Coward.
Lee is acerbic but hilarious company, making an art of imitation and spurred on by her drinking companion Lee (Richard E. Grant in a superb return to the big screen).
Funny yet quietly poignant, Marielle Heller’s film (Diary of a Teenage Girl) dextrously handles Nicole Holofcener’s (Enough Said, Please Give) script.
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