• Late Night (2019)

Late Night

Release Date: June 7th, 2019

R |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

A late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision brings about unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women who are separated by culture and generation become united by their love of a biting punchline.

Cast: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Denis O'Hare, Max Casella, Paul Walter Hauser

Director: Nisha Ganatra

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Les Films Séville, Entertainment One, 3 Arts Entertainment, Stage 6 Films, Imperative Entertainment, FilmNation, Kaling International

Distributors: Amazon Studios

Keywords: Friendship, Inspiring, Transformation, 2010s, Office, Amusing, Hilarious, Friend, Cheeky, Quest, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Inkoo KangSlate

    Late Night suggests that Kaling is as fascinated as ever not by the girl next door but by powerful, unruly women — and the unconventional love stories befitting their willful, idiosyncratic selves. But the film may be most notable for its summation of the thinking and rethinking that Kaling has done about her 15 years in Hollywood — and how to fight to change it. show more

  • 80
    Anthony KaufmanScreen International

    Thompson delivers a memorable performance as the abrasive “cold witch,” as someone describes her, perhaps even outdoing Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wars Prada as a delightfully wicked woman of power. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Diverting and for the most part agreeably amusing, Late Night is about as mainstream and conventional a movie as could be made right now about the timely issues of women and minorities finding equal footing in the workplace. show more

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