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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 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)

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!

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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

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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

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

Katherine Newbury: I need you, Molly.
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Connections

References The Lead with Jake Tapper (2013) See more »

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Written by Jin Jin (as Janee Bennett), Fleur East, Ben Epstein, Fraser T. Smith (as Fraser Smith), Ash Soan and Ina Wroldsen
Performed by Fleur East
Courtesy of Simco Limited / Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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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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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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