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CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME 1

While the last few years have hardly been disastrous for Melissa McCarthy, a bit of her comedy luminance has dimmed as she participates in disappointing movies which fail to make full use of her considerable gifts. With “The Boss,” “Life of the Party,” and “The Happytime Murders,” McCarthy has been forced to make something remarkable out of bad material, and her path to success has been blocked by a sense of sameness to her latest endeavors. She’s done dramas before, but “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” provides an ample acting challenge for McCarthy, who’s tasked with portraying a real figure of dishonesty and misanthropy, unable to access her bottomless bag of goofballery. McCarthy’s outstanding in the picture, and it helps that “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” is quality work overall, with director Marielle Heller summoning a jazzy, snowy New York City mood to backdrop an intimate tale of personal distortion, keeping her star committed to the process of screen mimicry.  Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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