IFI Wild Strawberries strand this January, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
About Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The comic talents of Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters) are well known but as Lee Israel, an out-of-vogue biographer, she untypically and brilliantly plays a curmudgeonly, hard drinking, but ultimately empathetic character. Richard E. Grant plays Jack, perfect in his alcoholic, yet stylish disarray, a foil to Lee’s forgery plans. Based on a real true story, director Heller paints a ramshackle pre-gentrified New York, in which this odd pair, find themselves adrift together. McCarthy and Grant both received Oscar nominations for their performances.
This film screens at the IFI as part of our Wild Strawberries strand on Wednesday, January 29th, and Friday, January 31st. Tickets are available here.