Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
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 biographer Lee Israel.
Richard E. Grant,
"Meatball" is played by a three-year old Bernese Mountain Dog. Prior to filming, he had completed his AKC grand championship, an obedience title, several rally obedience titles, and a dock diving title. After filming completed, he added his BMDCA and Canadian draft titles and several others, becoming a Versatility Dog in both the US and Canada. See more »
Good in so many ways in depicting foster care ... but too much profanity
I write this review as an evangelical Christian strongly supportive of the need for loving, courageous, tenacious, and persevering families such as portrayed by Pete and Ellie, fostering and adopting the too numerous needy children in the foster care system. My wife and I adopted two older (8-1/2 and 6 year olds, now 14) children and work with our church to support adoption and foster care. I thoroughly enjoyed much of the movie and the storyline was realistic, funny, emotionally moving, and entertaining. However, I have to lower my rating of the movie due mainly to the exhausting amount of profanity throughout the movie coming from nearly every character. I have never, and may never, understand why such talented writers would ruin their movies for so many of us through the use of unnecessary profanity in an otherwise wonderful family movie.
10 of 21 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this