Late Night

Certificate 15

 

(2019) 102 mins

Director: Nisha Ganatra
Writer: Mindy Kaling
Cinematography: Matthew Clark
Production Design: Elizabeth J Jones
Music: Lesley Barber

ABOUT

Legendary talk-show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer in her field. The only woman ever to have a long-running program on late night, 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 (Mindy Kaling), a chemical plant efficiency expert from suburban Pennsylvania, as the first and only female on her writing staff.  With rumors swirling that Katherine is being replaced by a younger, hipper male host, she demands that the writers make her funny and relevant again. A lifelong fan, Molly is determined to prove she’s not just a diversity hire, but the one person who can turn her idol’s career around. Going against everything Katherine has staked her reputation on, she urges her to make the show more contemporary, authentic and personal, a move that could make Molly’s career or send her back to the chemical plant for good.  From the official website

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REVIEWS

Memo to filmmakers: If you’re looking for a failsafe plan to make a delightful film, try showcasing the breadth of Emma Thompson’s talents. Over the course of Late Night, she demonstrates brilliant comic timing, brutal dry wit and poignant emotional depth. It’s simply a pleasure to watch her work.”  Eye for Film

“Thompson and Kaling make a thoroughly engaging double act as the film deals with everything from ageism, workplace bullying and slut shaming without ever losing its sense of humour and compassion.”  The Independent

“Thompson is to this film what Meryl Streep was to The Devil Wears Prada.”  The Spectator

“This is essentially quality comic fluff to be relished and enjoyed when you just want something light and likeable to relax into.  Radio Times

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