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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
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The true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 19th, 2018 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight, released as Can you Ever Forgive me?
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2491 (Cert #51219), 8/30/2017)
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United States


Melissa McCarthy    Lee Israel
Richard E. Grant   
Jane Curtin   
Dolly Wells   
Anna Deavere Smith   
Jennifer Westfeldt   

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Production and Technical Credits

Nicole Holofcener    Screenwriter
Jeff Whitty    Screenwriter
Anne Carey    Producer
Amy Nauiokas    Producer
David Yarnell    Producer

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