Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) is wonderful as Lee Israel, the acerbic New York author, who, falling on hard times in the early 1990s, starts forging letters by literary giants with the support of her drunkard, egotistical friend (Richard E. Grant, also fabulous). Being a better Dorothy Parker than Dorothy Parker herself, as Israel puts it, proves to be a lucrative business and a satisfying creative outlet, until the FBI gets involved. Based on Israel’s memoir about her felonious career, Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a thrilling crime comedy-drama and a profound study of loneliness, friendship and success.