Can You Ever Forgive Me? ★★★★

ok, i love melissa mccarthy being funny (and consider SPY to be one of the best big studio comedies of the past decade) but after seeing this i would honestly be fine with her doing nothing but this type of dramatic work forever. 

absolutely blown away by how good she was here; oftentimes when comedians do dramatic roles, you can see the manic comedy wheels turning underneath the hood (think Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society/Good Will Hunting, or Jim Carrey in The Truman Show) but ten minutes into this film i forgot mccarthy’s comedic persona *entirely*. she wasn’t channeling or suppressing it (or winking at our knowledge of it) but instead was like an entirely different actor altogether, fully immersed in the character. astounding work.

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