Late Night is a charming bit of fluff. Emma Thompson is adorable even when she is fierce. Though her fashion sense is a little interesting, especially the shoes. Mindy Kaling (Ocean’s Eight) is her usual charming, out spoken, fish out of water self. John Lithgow is lovely as Thompson’s ailing husband, Henry. The writers room filled out the cast with Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Paul Walter Hauser (BlacKkKlansman) and Denis O’Hare to name a few. There a few lessons to be learned, Karma is a b*** and a sincere apology is a powerful thing. Basically, the often told tale of the talented, driven artist that has been allowed to treat people badly due to their genius and is finally taken to task. This is a fun little summer date movie. Nothing surprising or offensive. Just funny enough that you don’t feel you wasted your time.
Our Rating of Late Night
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Official Synopsis of Late Night:
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. Wanting to prove she’s not merely a diversity hire who’s disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, Molly is determined to help Katherine revitalize her show and career–and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.
Late Night Q & A 2019 Sundance Film Festival
|Principle Cast||Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Denis O’Hare, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Paul Walter Hauser|
|Editor||Eleanor Infante, David Rogers|
|Production Companies||FilmNation Entertainment, 30West, Imperative Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment, Kaling International|
|Run Time||102 minutes|
|Premier||2019 Sundance Film Festival|