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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 & 4 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
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)

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sakina Jaffrey also played Mindy Kaling's mother in The Mindy Project (2012). 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

Walter Lovell: The thing is you can't take away one terrible thing you did any more than you can take away the millions of beautiful things that we had together. That's a million to one. If you can live with that ratio for another few years, then so can I.
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References Gangster Squad (2013) See more »

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Three Quarters
Written by Bobby Summerfield and Matt McGuire
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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An eloquent feel good movie
30 August 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

A feel-good movie with strong similarities with The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Network (1976). Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is the host of a famous talk show. She has nevertheless rested on her laurels and has badly reacted to the gravis illness of her husband who is obviously the unique pillar of her life, even if she did not realize it yet. Because the talk show is now a shadow of its former self, Katherine needs now new blood to invigorate the texts prepared by her team of dialog writers. Until the improbable arrival of Molly (Mindy Kaling).

The pace is dynamic with excellent verbal jousts and the characters are rather well-built. 6/7 of 10


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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