This film is directed by Marielle Heller and it stars Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant, Christian Navarro and Dolly Wells.
This film is based on the book, same title as film, written by Lee Israel in which she tells her story of selling forged celebrity letters and mementos. As Israel’s career starts to diminish she is forced to find an alternative to earn money. She uses her writing skills to impersonate celebrities and by forging letters and selling them to collectors.
Prior to seeing this film I had no knowledge of who this author was and what she had done. When I saw the trailer and read the synopsis it peaked my interest. Now that I’ve watched this film I’m pleased that I saw it. I absolutely loved this film. This film, once again, proves that the Drama genre is quickly becoming one of my favorites in movies. The performances in this movie are superb and I wouldn’t be surprised if Melissa McCarthy gets an academy award nomination for this extraordinary performance. I would even say that Richard E Grant may even obtain a nomination for best supporting actor. As a matter of fact this film is very well done that I also wouldn’t be surprised if it obtains a nomination for best picture. Israel is a character I wasn’t fond of because she comes across as arrogant and antisocial, yet somehow I felt sympathy for her. The story was intriguing and I was entertained through out the entire film. This film shows the extent a writer is willing to go simply to survive. If you guys have the opportunity to go watch this film please do so, you wont regret it.
I give this film a 10 out of 10