Writer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) falls out of step with current tastes and, struggling financially, turns to deception with her longstanding charming chum Jack Hock (Richard E Grant ) as accomplice. It is a low-stakes crime drama, a buddy comedy, a period piece based on the writer’s own memoirs and peppered with her caustic wit.
Director: Marielle Heller. 2018. USA. 1hr 47mins.