Directed by: Marielle Heller
Staring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant, Jane Curtin
The film is based on the memoir of real life author Lee Israel, who had been a successful magazine-writer and biographer of the likes of Katherine Hepburn and Estee Lauder. She has fallen on hard times however and is struggling to make a living: drinking too much, writing too little, getting nothing published. Only her ailing cat loves her. While researching for a new biography of Fanny Brice, Lee chances upon some valuable letters from her which she sells. When Lee adds a spicy PS to one of the notes, its retail value rockets. Soon, Lee is forging Noël Coward’s signature and typing missives from Dorothy Parker… McCarthy was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role and Richard E Grant won best supporting actor for his.