Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Biography Crime Comedy


During the 1990s, New York authour Lee Israel finds her career in decline, and with a drinking habit and a cat to support she forges a lucrative career in literary deception.

The director delivers a deeply human tale of a lonely individual by deeming her worthy of respect and not softening her prickly foibles. We in the audience are allowed room to empathise with the writer and her criminal ventures by understanding this as a story of survival. Her rascally friend and accomplice is similarly likeable. "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is witty, captivating viewing told with a shrewd eye for authenticity. Absolution granted.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 6th December 2018
Twentieth Century Fox 106 mins