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CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
August 31, 2019  | By David Bianculli

HBO, 8:00 p.m. ET

 
Melissa McCarthy plays a real person, literary forger Lee Israel, in this 2018 movie that allows for plenty of character-driven laughs, while staying basically true to the story of the woman who wrote, forged and sold bogus letters alleged to be actual written correspondences from Dorothy Parker, Noel Coward and others. Starring as Israel’s co-conspirator in this white-collar crime wave is Richard E. Grant, whose byplay with McCarthy is dryly delicious.
 
 
 
 
 
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