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Late Night (2019)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 14 June 2019 (USA)
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A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

Director:

Nisha Ganatra

Writer:

Mindy Kaling (screenplay by)
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Mindy Kaling Wins the IMDb STARmeter Award

The cast of Late Night chats about the film, and IMDb Founder and CEO Col Needham presents the 2019 STARmeter Award in the Fan Favorite Category to star Mindy Kaling at Sundance.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Thompson ... Katherine Newbury
Mindy Kaling ... Molly Patel
John Lithgow ... Walter Lovell
Hugh Dancy ... Charlie Fain
Reid Scott ... Tom Campbell
Denis O'Hare ... Brad
Max Casella ... Burditt
Paul Walter Hauser ... Mancuso
John Early ... Reynolds
Jia Patel ... Pavarti
Luke Slattery ... Hayes Campbell
Ike Barinholtz ... Daniel Tennant
Marc Kudisch ... Billy Kastner
Amy Ryan ... Caroline Morton
Megalyn Echikunwoke ... Robin (as Megalyn Euchikunwoke)
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're giving comedy a rewrite.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and some sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Filmistik (Turkey) | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Late Night See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$246,305, 9 June 2019

Gross USA:

$15,499,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,116,781
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A poster for director Nisha Ganatra's first feature, Chutney Popcorn, can be seen on the wall of Molly's room. See more »

Goofs

In a scene late in the movie, Molly (Mindy Kaling) calls Tom (Reid Scott) "Dan" - possibly an homage to the character he plays on Veep. See more »

Quotes

Molly Patel: You love me.
Katherine Newbury: No, I didn't say that.
Molly Patel: I mean not in those exact words but...
Katherine Newbury: No, I didn't say it in any of those words.
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Connections

References Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Quarters
Written by Bobby Summerfield and Matt McGuire
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Mildly pleasant
6 September 2019 | by byron-116See all my reviews

I found LATE NIGHT to be a mildly pleasant film with somewhat smart dialogue. A pleasure to watch the fine acting of Emma Thomson and John Lithgow


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