Late Night

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  102 min.
Release Date: June 14, 2019
DVD: September 10, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.17
based on 80 votes and 30 reviews
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Cast: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Amy Ryan, Hugh Dancy, Max Casella, John Lithgow, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Denis O'Hare

Synopsis

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson), a late-night talk show host with 28 years of experience, has won an impressive total of 43 Emmy awards. However, when it's pointed out that she has an all-male writing staff, she asks her boss to hire a female writer. He hires Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling, who also wrote the screenplay), an Indian-American with a talent for comedy, but no experience.

When the head of the network tells Katherine this season will be her last and that she'll be replaced by a stand up male comedian (Ike Barinholtz), Katherine decides she's not giving up without a fight. Molly works to give Katherine a fresh, new vibe, writing modern monologues for her that portray Katherine as more authentic and personal.

Director: Nisha Ganatra
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Mindy Kaling, Ben Browning
Screenplay: Mindy Kaling

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  • 1 star "Smothered in political correctness and over done cliches Time I will never get back!"
  • 1 star "Horrible! One cliche after another."
  • 5 stars "I thought this movie was very entertaining. Well written."