Late Night
Director: 
Nisha Ganatra
Year: 
2019
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
102 mins
Cast: 
Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s 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 she’s not simply a diversity hire who’s disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, is determined to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and career—and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time

"'Late Night' is that rare thing: a deft and intelligent entertainment that can touch on serious issues because being funny is something it never forgets to do." - Los Angeles Times

"'Late Night' comes directly from Kaling's own experiences. This is an earnest and funny comedy, with very sharp teeth." - RogerEbert.com

"It has the wiggy energy of a workplace that might sometimes drive you crazy, but is never boring. This is a great workplace comedy about the ways in which people who seem to be holding you back can also, sometimes, be the ones pushing you forward. Crawling under your desk gets you nowhere. It also means you miss all the fun." - Time

"A witty, intelligent, and entertaining view behind the scenes of a late-night talk show." - The Wrap

"Thompson, Kaling and up-for-anything director Nisha Ganatra spin comic gold." - Rolling Stone