6.5/10
17,235
248 user 172 critic

Late Night (2019)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 14 June 2019 (USA)
Trailer
1:01 | Trailer
A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

Director:

Nisha Ganatra

Writer:

Mindy Kaling (screenplay by)
Reviews
Popularity
446 ( 7)

What Is Mindy Kaling Watching?

The Late Night star's Watchlist is filled with HBO shows, a Quentin Tarantino classic, and even a competition reality show. Find out what she's watching and get ideas for your next binge!

What's on Mindy's Watchlist?

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.

Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo
Stars: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh
Booksmart (2019)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

Director: Olivia Wilde
Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson
Judy II (2019)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Director: Rupert Goold
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock
The Report I (2019)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

Director: Scott Z. Burns
Stars: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm
Long Shot (2019)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

Director: Jonathan Levine
Stars: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael
Hustlers (2019)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Director: Lorene Scafaria
Stars: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles
The Farewell I (2019)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

Director: Lulu Wang
Stars: Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

Director: Gurinder Chadha
Stars: Billy Barratt, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Viveik Kalra
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Director: Craig Brewer
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps
Rocketman I (2019)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher
Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.

Director: Marielle Heller
Stars: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper
Edit

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)
Edit

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:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$246,305, 9 June 2019

Gross USA:

$15,499,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,386,555
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Feig was originally going to direct the film, however he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

The microphone on the talk show host's desk is a Shure Super 55. In every scene, it is pointed down at her desk, rather than at the host. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Tennant: [Doing stand-up] So, I was watching 'Game Of Thrones' with my girlfriend and she goes "Oh, it's so unfair: only the women are getting naked." So I whipped out my nuts and she's like "oh my god, nuts!"
See more »

Connections

References Real Time with Bill Maher (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh My My My
Written by Fransisca Hall and Blake Healy (as Timothy Blake Healy)
Performed by Daisy Dash
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not bad, but could've been better
20 October 2019 | by cardsrockSee all my reviews

I expected more from this given the talent involved. It's a pretty straightforward and predictable story, which can work given good comedic material to supplement that. Unfortunately, Late Night isn't terribly funny and relies on the same "woke" jokes over and over and over again. Emma Thompson, however, is terrific and definitely carries the film. Late Night has an interesting premise that just never feels fully capitalized on.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 248 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed