• 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, Amy Ryan, John Lithgow, Max Casella, Hugh Dancy, Ike Barinholtz, Denis O'Hare

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Matthew PassantinoFilm Threat

    The rapport between Thompson and Kaling, along with the entire supporting cast, make Late Night a lively and entertaining workplace comedy with its finger on the pulse of today’s entertainment industry. 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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