As the last moments of winter fade, the movie Can You Ever Forgive me? invites us to have a cozy and inspirational Spring. Even when the storyline involves some criminal activities, in an odd way, the movie is extremely inspirational and creative.
It is something that hits close to home, one hand it inspires you to go and instantly buy a typewriter, on the other hand it shows that writing about something you love, might not be something that will pay your bills.
The atmosphere of this movie is warm and neat, even if the action takes place in a cold New York. If you are a lover of New York, this is the movie that really shows the beauty of the big city.
Crowds of people hurrying to work, tall buildings, shady streets, cute book stores, dark bars, glamorous parties and yellow taxi flying through the dark and windy streets.
You see it all. When it comes to the characters of the movie Lee Israel played by Mellissa McCartney and Jack Hock played by Richard E. Grant, make the most iconic friends whose witty talks and prank calls will leave you smiling during the whole movie. Yes, your cheeks will hurt afterwards, but it’s a small price to pay.
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? IN RELATION TO OUR SOCIETY
The movie covers a lot of important topics in todays’ society, even if the movie takes place in 1991.
There is a clear distinction between the lucky writers who always seem so perfect and those who suffer from writers’ block, furthermore, it portrays the hard life of the creative job and the life after all the glitz and glamour.
The movie can also be related to the fact how nowadays one has to earn a name before being published because hardly anyone will care about an unknown writer that didn’t have a sex tape leaked or something scandalous to push their career and make their name known.
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? – CONCLUSION
So now you might be wondering. Why was I talking about Spring in the beginning? Spring is always about new beginnings and fresh start. As the trees are blossoming, so is the movie ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’.
As someone who loves and adores spring, the movie left a warm and dear feeling in my heart, the same one I get once Spring hits. In all seriousness, this movie is one of the best roles of Mellissa McCartney, which we get to see in a different light, the one without cheap American comedy.
In her role she is not trying to be funny and the movie is not a comedy, but she makes Lee Israel a character that puts a smile on your face not once and not twice during the movie.
Text: Caroline Dask
Pictures: 20th Century Fox