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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • R
  • 1h 47m
  • 2018
Certified Fresh98%
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Melissa McCarthy is masterful in the captivating account — based on a true story — of Lee Israel, a best-selling celebrity biographer in the 1970s and ’80s. When Lee (McCarthy) comes to the realization that she’s no longer en vogue, she spins her art form into a perilous web of lies, deceit and outright crime to get back on top.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh98%
Critics Consensus: Deftly directed and laced with dark wit, Can You Ever Forgive Me? proves a compelling showcase for deeply affecting work from Richard E. Grant and Melissa McCarthy.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Wry, painful fact-based comedy has language, drinking.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a smart, bitingly funny, but also bleak story based on a memoir by down-on-her-luck writer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), who turns to forgery when she desperately needs to make ends meet. Expect plenty of strong language ("f--k," "s--t," "c--t," and many more) amid the characters' witty banter. Israel is an alcoholic, so there's also extensive drinking, as well as some cocaine and marijuana use. Not much in the way of sex is shown on-screen (though viewers will get a brief glimpse of a naked male butt), but there are sexual themes, and the characters talk about sex and promiscuity. Richard E. Grant and Dolly Wells co-star.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:October 19, 2018
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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