• Late Night (2019)

Late Night

Release Date: June 7th, 2019

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When shes accused of being a woman who hates women, she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, andpresto!Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherines all-male writers room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Molly, wanting to prove shes not simply a diversity hire whos disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, is determined to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and careerand possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.

Cast: Amy Ryan , Emma Thompson , Mindy Kaling , Max Casella , John Lithgow , Hugh Dancy , Ike Barinholtz , Megalyn Echikunwoke

Director: Nisha Ganatra

Genres: Comedy , Drama

Production Co: 30West,Imperative Entertainment,Stage 6 Films

Distributors: Amazon Studios

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

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