Can you ever forgive me

'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' – true story about Lee Israel's fake letters

“I’m a better Dorothy Parker than Dorothy Parker!”

So proclaims Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), the sad-sack, sourly funny anti-heroine of “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Set in the early 1990s, the movie is based on the true story of a writer who, having had some success with biographies (including a New York Times best-seller), found herself at an unfortunate impasse.