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Can you ever forgive me? / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; in association with TSG Entertainment ; an Archer Gray production ; directed by Marielle Heller ; screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty ; produced by Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, David Yarnell.

Heller, Marielle, (film director.). Carey, Anne (Film producer), (film producer.). Nauiokas, Amy, 1972- (film producer.). Yarnell, David, 1929- (film producer.). Holofcener, Nicole, (screenwriter.). Whitty, Jeff, (screenwriter.). McCarthy, Melissa, 1969- (actor.). Grant, Richard E., 1957- (actor.). Wells, Dolly, 1971- (actor.). Falcone, Ben, 1973- (actor.). Curtin, Jane, (actor.). Smith, Anna Deavere, (actor.). Spinella, Stephen, (actor.). Navarro, Christian, 1991- (actor.). Heller, Nate, (composer (expression)). McCabe, Anne, (editor of moving image work.). Trost, Brandon, 1981- (director of photography.). Carter, Stephen (Stephen H.), (production designer.). Israel, Lee. Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Can you ever forgive me? (Added Author). Fox Searchlight Pictures, (production company,, presenter.). TSG Entertainment, (presenter,, production company.). Archer Gray (Firm), (production company.). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., (film distributor.). Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Jane Curtin, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Spinella, Christian Navarro. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 16 of 63 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bridgeport Public Library.
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Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Based on the book by Lee Israel.
Wide screen (2.40:1).
Special features: deleted scenes; commentary by director Marielle Heller and Melissa McCarthy; galleries; theatrical trailer; promotional featurettes: Elevator pitch, Becoming Lee Israel, Likely friends, A literary world.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Nate Heller ; film editor, Anne McCabe ; production designer, Stephen Carter ; director of photography, Brandon Trost.
Participant or Performer Note:
Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Jane Curtin, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Spinella, Christian Navarro.
Summary, etc.:
Lee Israel made her living in the 1970s and 1980s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. Though Lee Israel has undeniable profiling skills, her work has grown stale and hackneyed, rendering her profession unnecessary and insignificant. Now in times of financial hardship, Israel must find other ways to make a living. With assistance from her steadfast friend, Jack, the two endeavor to keep Israel afloat. With a dose of trickery and deceptive eye, they do just that.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language Note:
In English, Spanish, or French; optional Spanish or French subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities; closed-captioned in English.
Subject: Israel, Lee > Drama.
Israel, Lee > Film adaptations.
Women biographers > Drama.
Forgers > United States > Drama.
Literary forgeries and mystifications > Drama.
Letters > Forgeries > Drama.
Genre: Biographical films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
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