WIN: Tickets to see Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

PUBLISHED: 07:55 22 February 2019

Melissa McCarthy in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Picture: Mary Cybulski. 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Melissa McCarthy in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Picture: Mary Cybulski. 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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All is revealed in a tell-all film about a failing author who sold forged letters to make ends meet.

Melissa McCarthy in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Picture: Mary Cybulski. 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film CorporationMelissa McCarthy in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Picture: Mary Cybulski. 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Can You Ever Forgive Me? is an American biopic based on the confessional memoir by Lee Israel.

Melissa McCarthy stars as Israel which follows her attempts to revitalise her failing writing career by forging letters from deceased authors and playwrights.

Following the critical and commercial failure of her biography of Estée Lauder, author Lee Israel is struggling with financial troubles, writer’s block and alcoholism.

With her agent unable to secure her an advance for a new biography, Israel is forced to sell her possessions to cover expenses, including a personal letter she received from actress Katharine Hepburn, to a local book dealer.

Melissa McCarthy in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Picture: Mary Cybulski. 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film CorporationMelissa McCarthy in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Picture: Mary Cybulski. 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

While conducting research for a novel about comedian and actress Fanny Brice, she finds a letter hidden in a book written by Brice but is unable to get a good asking price for it.

She starts to forge the letters, while incorporating intimate and scandalous details to command a better asking price.

The film received critical acclaim with praise for McCarthy and Richard E Grant’s performances, who plays Israel’s flamboyant, drug-dealing friend Jack Hock.

McCarthy and Grant earned Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor nominations for the Oscars, Golden Globe Awards and British Academy Film Awards.

Melissa McCarthy in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Picture: Mary Cybulski. 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film CorporationMelissa McCarthy in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Picture: Mary Cybulski. 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

The Times has once again teamed up with the Curzon cinema to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see the film.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question: Which American actress plays leading lady Lee Israel?

Send your answer along with your name, address, email address and phone number to Can You Ever Forgive Me? competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1LW.

Or, alternatively, enter online for free at www.northsomersettimes.co.uk

The deadline for entries is 9am on Monday.

Usual Archant competition rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by the cinema and Archant.

Please note, Curzon staff and volunteers are not eligible to enter this competition.

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