R | | Biography, Comedy, Crime
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.
Melissa McCarthy's husband, Ben Falcone, was attached to the project before she was. He recommended her for the lead when another actor backed out.
You're a horrid cunt, Lee.
Lee Israel: You too, Jack.
When Lee is seen walking toward the 86th Street subway station, a sidewalk fruit stand is seen in the background. Fruit vendors were not common in New York until 2008, when the city's Green Carts program was implemented.
Closing credits appear onscreen as if typewritten.
$161,510 (USA) (21 October 2018)
$8,803,865 (USA) (14 March 2019)