When bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.
It’s hard to believe anyone could mistake this film for a comedy. It’s not.
Great acting, story, direction
What a fascinating peek into another world - and a true one - where real people in their mundane lives experiencing extraordinary things. The juxtaposition of the a sad little reality and audacious circumstances is great. The catharsis is real. The acting by its two lead characters exceptional.
Wouldn't Call This a Comedy
Perhaps a younger person would think the portrayal of a squalid lifestyle was comedic, but I saw nothing funny about this movie. Many a writer suffers financially, but not all find such an unusual way to pay the rent on a seedy apartment. It was poignant, sad and believable, but I would not call if a comedy.
The acting was excellent and the film made it was easy to believe you were actually in New York watering holes and bookstores. I would not watch this again....too depressing/realistic.
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