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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Luke Slattery ... Hayes Campbell
Ike Barinholtz ... Daniel Tennant
Marc Kudisch ... Billy Kastner
Amy Ryan ... Caroline Morton
Megalyn Echikunwoke ... Robin (as Megalyn Euchikunwoke)
Blake DeLong ... McCary

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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Storyline

Katherine Newbury (Dame 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 »

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Trivia

A poster for Director Nisha Ganatra's first movie, Chutney Popcorn (1999), can be seen on a wall in Molly's room. See more »

Goofs

Katherine has won at least eight Emmys over nearly 30 years, and presumably none in the past decade. Yet someone mentions she lost the first time to John Oliver, whose own show didn't begin until 2014. 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 Game of Thrones (2011) 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
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a Character Piece you don't see on late night tv.
11 September 2019 | by lightheartedbeingSee all my reviews

Emma Thompson is one of those actors that spans the range of roles, and makes every character real. This behind the scenes look at Late Night hosted by a successful now 56 year old woman had moments of humor, some social issues, Hollywood issues, and ends up deciding to do something different, be real. It does fall in the range of a good film, but not a great one, an enjoyable film not a laugh riot. The character is a driven woman who succeeded in a man's world, and the cuts of her hair, her pant suits, even how she behaves is very masculine, what women often do to succeed in a man's world. The character is layered and interesting as she walks through a kind of mid-life crisis, career and husband. It's more of a character piece, which I prefer anyway. A good evening's watch.


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Official Sites:

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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

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$246,305, 9 June 2019

Gross USA:

$15,499,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,386,555
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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