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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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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

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$246,305, 9 June 2019

Gross USA:

$15,499,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,386,466
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

There are multiple mentions of Katherine publicly discussing her clinical depression. This plays on the real life occurrence of Emma Thompson discussing her depression following her split from Kenneth Branagh 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

Katherine Newbury: I don't want to go.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Kepp Their Phones Ringing
Written by Harri Davies
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
on behalf of Standard Music Library
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Buy tickets for your worst enemy and send them to this movie.
23 June 2019 | by bjfirestarterSee all my reviews

This is a total cringe-fest. One third through I thought 'this might be half-good' but ten minutes later I thought 'no, this is diabolically bad!' There were so many cliche-packed scenes, so many maudlin moments, so many sentimental sequences - each one chasing the other into thankful forgettability. What on earth was the talented Ms. Thompson doing in thin dump truck of a movie? Mindy Kaling means well but her tendency to appear cute has become tedious and obsolete. Can't forget quickly enough.


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