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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?


I guess I can always burn them to stay warm ...
I guess I can always burn them to stay warm ...
Based on a true story, author Lee Israel 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 she is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, aided by a loyal friend. The film had two Golden Globe nominations and numerous other wins and nominations.

106 minutes, No persons under 16 (Language, Drug abuse)
Biographical, Comedy, Crime, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Gregory Korostishevsky, Jane Curtin, Stephen Spinella
Director
Marielle Heller
ScreenplayNicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
MusicNate Heller
CinematographyBrandon Trost
EditingAnne McCabe
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byArcher Gray, Fox Searchlight Pictures

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageFrequent strong use of strong language in a swearing context and not disapproved of but justified by context of the biography and true story of the main character’s criminal activities.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent low impact verbally referenced violence and was off screen.
PrejudiceInfrequent low impact language of prejudice in a form of gender and sexual orientation.
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsComplex and mature themes with moderate impact having some elements with strong impact. Themes of tension between friends after betrayal, controversial gay relationship dynamics, friendship, family, death, coping with the loss of loved pat, alcoholism, enforcement of legal justice system, mourning and in pain due to loss, depressed, loneliness and devastated single, stealing valuable artefacts, impersonating famous writers, resorting to desperate measures, strained relationship, addicts rehabilitation programme as a means to decrease the heavy sentence, court case proceedings that influenced the convicted to confess, plead guilt during trial, less severe sentence due to confessing the truth, aggressive behaviour, apologetic and asking for forgiveness, regretting and adopting acceptable ways of making a living, for the love of the mother, reconciliation and reconsidering actions , dismissed from employment due to alcohol addiction within a biography context. There is a sense of threat which may be disturbing upsetting and distressing to any children fewer than 16 because of its criminal activities and they are also not emotionally, cognitively and morally matured enough to contextualise the shocking content. The disturbing scenes of multiple forgery of letters of famous writers and stealing valuable artefacts that are of a sophisticated in nature can easily evoke emotional and psychological discomfort with moral harm due to the normal way that crude language is used. It can also send a wrong message to young impressionable viewers that you can use crude language without consequences and end up adopting it as part of their daily speech. Noted themes with moderate impact with some classifiable elements that are of strong impact may be ambiguous and disturbing as it is beyond their comprehension and tolerance levels and they are also not morally developed to make appropriate choices that are within the societal acceptable standards.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
What the Critics say
24.comJake Coyle quote icon 15
ScreenIt (USA)Jim Judy quote icon 14
Metacritic.com48 critics17
RottenTomatoes.com214 critics16
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 20
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics 16
CommonSenseMedia (USA)Michael Ordona quote icon 15
What the People say
Metacritic.com43 users15
RottenTomatoes.com1555 users15
IMDB3430 Netizens15
The Movie DBCommunity15
RottenTomatoes.comPopcornmeter17
Average .. 79%16


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