Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee, and Santa Barbara International Film Fest, Vancouver Film Critics Circle, and New York Film Critics Online award winner: Best Actress (Melissa McCarthy), and Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant)!
When bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.
4 / 4 Stars! “A literary forgery becomes a funny, sad, fascinating Melissa McCarthy vehicle…it’s one of my favorite pictures of the year” (Chicago Tribune)
5 Stars! “a breakthrough for McCarthy and a highlight of the movie year.” (San Francisco Chronicle)