Can You Ever Forgive Me is based on the true story of author Lee Israel. The film stars Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant. The true life story is interesting, and both stars really shine in their roles. The writing and the performances are very heartfelt, and feel very honest. This is the best version of McCarthy, and I really wish we could see more like this rather than the slapstick performances she seems to more often be cast in. It’s amazing that Grant can give the same kind of scene chewing performance in comedies and dramas, and it always works perfect. He really knows exactly how to walk the line. Definitely give this a watch.