Late Night

Late Night
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15

Katherine (Thompson) is a seasoned talk show host who, when forced to hire new writing staff, takes on former chemical plant employee Molly (Kaling). Kaling’s script is peppy, good-natured and has a good grasp of the issues, and Thompson has her best role in years. Piquant and winning.

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Late Night (15)

Legendary talk-show host Katherine Newbury (played by Emma Thompson) is a pioneer in her field. She keeps her writers' room on a short leash - and all male. But when her ratings plummet and she is accused of being a "woman who hates women", Katherine puts gender equality on her to-do list and impulsively hires Molly Patel, a chemical plant efficiency expert, as the first and only female on her writing staff.

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Late Night

30 May 20194 stars

Sundance London 2019: Mindy Kaling is the writer and star of a shrewd comedy co-starring Emma Thompson

Comedian Mindy Kaling brings her piquant perspective to a classic tale of an outsider entering a hostile workplace. Taking on an industry she knows all too well, TV comedy, the writer-star piles subjects for discussion up high, framing her observations…

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