Melissa McCarthy as a Dowdy Writer in a Literary Crime Dramedy? Yes Please.
After we get the broad comedy of this summer's Life of the Party, we get to see star Melissa McCarthy in a role that award nominations are made of: a makeup-free, frumpy writer with first-world frustrations. Introducing: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
I'm not sure I can forgive the writer who decided on this title.
The movie is about a washed-up celebrity biographer who resorts to fraud in order to reboot her fledgling career. As much as I would eat up a film like this ("based on a true story," no less), it seems more award-adjacent. Meaning, it doesn't quite seem like an award contender -- even though it has a few Oscar-baity elements attached to it.
But it's only the beginning of April. Who knows how this'll turn out when Fox Searchlight releases it into a nominal amount of theaters this fall.
Check out the trailer and decide for yourself (and yes, that's Kate & Allie's very own Jane Curtain in a blink-or-you'll-miss-her scene):
And yes, I realize Jane Curtain is known for kicking off SNL back in the 70s and co-starring in the 90s hit comedy 3rd Rock From the Sun, but if you know me...well, you know me.