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Can You Ever Forgive Me? ()


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When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity... See more »

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Lee Israel
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Jack Hock
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Anna
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Alan Schmidt
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Andre
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Marjorie
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Paul
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Kurt
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Agent Doyle
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Agent Solonas
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Glen
Shae D'lyn ...
Nell
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Rachel
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Elaine
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Lloyd
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Guest at Party
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Tom Clancy Groupie
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Karen
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Yale Librarian
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Tom Clancy
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Coat Check Guy
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Mrs. Unger
Chris Lamberth ...
Exterminator
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Arlene (as Joanna P. Alder)
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Judge (as Mary McCann)
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Fenwick
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Harry
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Server
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Clerk
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Gossipy Office Worker
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Boss in Office
Ricky Garcia ...
Security Guard
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Cubicle Worker
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Another Cubicle Worker
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Lounge Singer (as Justin Vivian Bond)
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Craig
Havilah Brewster ...
Toni
Towne The Cat ...
Jersey
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Literary Agent (uncredited)
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Lady with Bird (uncredited)
Linwood Brown ...
Prosecutor (uncredited)
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Other Dealer (uncredited)
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Bookstore Employee (uncredited)
Peter Donovan ...
Greg (uncredited)
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Lisa (uncredited)
George R. Golden ...
Bookshop Browser (uncredited)
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Young Girl at Vet (uncredited)
Katie Kocik ...
Bookstore Customer (uncredited)
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Dinner Guest (uncredited)
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Pancake Man at Counter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Marielle Heller

Written by

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Nicole Holofcener ... (screenplay by) and
Jeff Whitty ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Bob Balaban ... executive producer
Anne Carey ... producer
Shani Geva ... associate producer
David Greenbaum ... co-head of production
Pamela Hirsch ... executive producer
Amy Nauiokas ... producer
Jawal Nga ... executive producer
David Yarnell ... producer

Music by

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Nate Heller

Cinematography by

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Brandon Trost

Film Editing by

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Anne McCabe

Editorial Department

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Steven Bodner ... supervising colorist
Matt Breitenbach ... on-line editor
Adam Dicterow ... first assistant editor
Kevin Kaim ... digital intermediate assist
Robert Loughlin ... dailies producer (as Rob Loughlin)
Mateo Marquez ... digital intermediate assist
Megan Marquis ... digital intermediate: executive producer
Dean Mozian ... digital intermediate assist
Carrie Radigan ... digital intermediate adminsitration
James Reyes ... post production engineer
Christopher Rivera ... digital intermediate administration
T.J. Seiler ... colorist: dailies
Rachael Black ... digital intermediate administration (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jennifer Euston

Production Design by

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Stephen H. Carter

Art Direction by

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Marci Mudd

Set Decoration by

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Sarah E. McMillan

Costume Design by

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Arjun Bhasin

Makeup Department

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Ma Kalaadevi Ananda ... makeup department head
Katie Beatty ... hair co-department head
Tracy Raffelson ... additional makeup artist
Sarah Stamp ... hair department head / hairstylist melissa mccarthy
Dahlia Warner ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Kelley Cribben ... post-production supervisor
Charlie Dibe ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rebecca Breckel ... script supervisor
Ryan Robert Howard ... second second assistant director
Karen Kane ... first assistant director
Chelsea Ryan ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Hope Ardizzone ... camera scenic
Claire Austin-Kulat ... set decoration production assistant
Eric Bryant ... additional graphic artist
Andrea Burrell ... graphic artist
Michael Cappa ... best boy construction grip
Dominick Cocuzzo ... key construction grip
George DuPont ... art department assistant
Paul Fletcher ... carpenter foreman
Lisa Green ... prop assistant/buyer
Kevin Herlihy ... carpenter
Michael Herlihy ... construction coordinator
Neil James ... key on-set dresser
Alex Kopec ... construction shop manager
Truman Clark McCasland ... art department coordinator
Jack Mortellaro Jr. ... leadman
Nick Noble ... graphic designer: Addl
Malcolm Reid ... key carpenter
Peter Scheck ... set dresser
Lindsay Stephen ... set dresser
Scott Tierney ... carpenter
James Tlockowski ... carpenter
Deborah Wheatley ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Mark Amicucci ... mixing technician
Timothy R. Boyce Jr. ... boom operator
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer: New York
Robert Fernandez ... re-recording mixer
Eric Gotthelf ... adr mixer
Toussaint Kotright ... sound utility
Tony Martinez ... supervising dialogue and adr editor
Filipe Messeder ... assistant sound editor
Glenfield Payne ... sound effects editor
Matt Snedecor ... foley mixer
John Soukup ... sound transfer recordist
Damian Volpe ... supervising sound editor
Joe White ... sound mixer

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Benjy Harris ... special effects technician
Mike Myers ... special effects coordinator
Mark Vicidomini ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Josh Child ... visual effects artist
Amy Christensen ... digital compositor
Matthew T. Griffin ... visual effects producer
Jose L. Marin ... lead digital artist
Shannen Walsh ... visual effects coordinator
Scott Winston ... technical director

Camera and Electrical Department

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Vanessa Alexis ... grip
Dan Brosnan ... digital imaging technician: additional
Graham Burt ... first assistant camera: b camera
Mike Caglione ... genny op
Kat Cameron ... Lamp Operator
Mary Cybulski ... still photographer
Matt Falconi ... Lamp Operator
Michael Fradianni ... assistant chief lighting tech
Sarah Guenther ... assistant camera
Tamas Janta ... Lamp Operator
David Knox ... camera operator
Robert Lau ... additional 1st assistant cameraman
Brian Lynch ... assistant camera
Tim Metivier ... a camera: steadicam 1st ac
Mike Morini ... a dolly grip
John S. Moyer ... a camera op/steadicam
Andy Nelson ... additional dit
Dave Palestine ... grip
Rich Schutte ... b cam op: day player
Matthew Selkirk ... digital imaging technician
Todd Antonio Somodevilla ... camera operator: "b" camera / second unit cinematographer
David Stern ... key grip
Richard P. Ulivella ... Chief Lighting Technician

Casting Department

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S.J. Allocco ... casting associate
Stephanie DeCourcey ... extras casting director
Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Ashley Diane Long ... casting assistant
David M. Waldron ... extras casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lawrence Bell ... head tailor
Mariah Fidalgo ... set costumer
Yvette Helin ... additional tailor
Jessica Hunt ... set costumer
Lindsey Kethan ... set costumer
Tracey Phillips-Boone ... wardrobe supervisor
Laura Snider ... set costumer
Kayla Viani ... key costumer: Ms. McCarthy
Adam Adelman ... additional set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Alyssa Alimaras ... location assistant
Jimmy Gribbin ... location assistant
Loriel Letizia ... location coordinator
Patrick O'Hala ... assistant location manager
Nick Pray ... assistant location manager
Sascha Springer ... location manager
Royal Yates ... location scout

Music Department

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Adam Bennati ... music coordinator
Ted Caplan ... music editor
John M. Davis ... music editor
Brad Haehnel ... score mixer
Ben Holiday ... music editor
Nicolas Neidhardt ... composer: Trailer Music
Howard Paar ... music supervisor
Areli Quirarte ... music executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Sean Heilig ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Diana Ascher ... post production accountant
Margaret Burke ... production safety
Rebecca Choi ... assistant to Anne Carey
Cinder Chou ... production coordinator (as Cynthia Chou)
Jamie Coffey ... payroll accountant
Wendy Cohen ... production resources
Kailyn Dabkowski ... key production assistant
Brooke Ensign ... unit publicist
Waléra Kanischtscheff ... voice actor
Kim Krafsky ... Head animal trainer
Will Limpert ... office assistant
Thomas Maries ... office pa
Vincent Martini ... set prodcution assistant
Kelly L. Moran ... hand double lee israel / photo double
Mike Mushkin ... production assistant
Josh Nadelman ... assistant production coordinator
Sean Oliver ... adr loop group
Felipe Pava ... production assistant
Nicole Kay Payson ... production assistant
Ray Persaud ... production assistant
Savannah Rice ... assistant to producer
Ty Taylor ... set production assistant

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Plot Summary

Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats). Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Also Known As
  • Copia originale (Italy)
  • Voitko ikinä antaa anteeksi? (Finland)
  • Kan du förlåta mig någonsin? (Sweden)
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  • 106 min
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Trivia Julianne Moore was attached to this project during early development. She removed herself from the project due to creative differences. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Big Comeback (2018). See more »
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