Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone
Director: Marielle Heller
Runtime: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Biography | Comedy | Drama | Crime | 2018
I had no expectations for this movie. With Melissa McCarthy starring, I assumed that it would be slightly funny, but with the synopsis of the movie I also assumed it would be somewhat serious. And that's exactly what this movie was. There were slight comedic moments, but nothing like what we are all used to from McCarthy. The synopsis of the movie is basically this: a woman loses her job as a writer (or perhaps she has writers block) and can't afford to live anymore. Her and her new friend (played by Richard E Grant) decide to forge documents to sell around the city.
This movie is very depressing, which seems to be a trend in the movies I've been watching lately and I can't say I love it. Though I do believe that Can You Ever Forgive Me is slightly better of a watch than A Star is Born.
I don't know if I can even say "spoilers" when something is based off history, but here we are. The scene where she comes back from a weekend trip to find her cat dead was the saddest thing ever. I thought she did a great job channeling the feelings and bringing them to the screen to share with the audience. I can only imagine what it will be like one day when that happens to me and my doggos... maybe they will just live forever?
In the end, Lee was found out by the FBI and she burned many bridges in the friendships she gained along the way. The scene with her in the court room was interesting and again, I liked McCarthy for this role.
I'm going to give this one an "okay" as well, because it wasn't really anything special. However, I did love McCarthy in the role of Lee Isreal and thought the film was well put together. (2.5/5)
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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