Mindy Kaling's Late Night Is the Flip Side to The Devil Wears Prada I Didn't Know I Craved

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Mindy Kaling's Late Night Is the Flip Side to The Devil Wears Prada I Didn't Know I Craved
Movies about female ambition have often been cautionary tales (The Devil Wears Prada) or smokescreens for romance (Working Girl.) With the charmingly subversive Late Night, writer and costar Mindy Kaling and director Nisha Ganatra celebrate women striving, without falling prey to either device.

In Late Night - which sold for a then-record-breaking $13 million at Sundance - Kaling plays Molly, a hyperambitious, young comedy writer. Emma Thompson stars as Katherine, the shrewd, viciously funny host of a long-running, late-night show. After Katherine hires Molly in a transparent attempt to add "diversity" to her all-white, all-male writers' room, a string of professional and personal events test both women's devotion to their careers and principles.

Late Night is a love letter to female ambition: to striving, to building a life around a passion even if it's your career instead of marriage and motherhood, to shamelessly trying really, really hard.

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