Lee Israel was a successful celebrity biographer in the 1970s and '80s, but when her career hit the skids in the '90s, she turned to forging letters from famous writers and pulling other literary scams to survive. Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant give Oscar(R)-nominated performances in this fact-based blend of humor and pathos. Directed by Marielle Heller; screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, based on the book by Lee Israel.

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