‘Late Night’ - Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling are giving comedy a rewrite on the late-night circuit! The first feature film from Emmy-nominated writer and producer Mindy Kaling.
Fri 4 Oct 2019|
|Running time:||101 (1h41’)|
|Age restriction:||16 D L
The stage is set for a comeback.
After almost 30 years, a groundbreaking talk-show host suspects she may soon be losing her coveted seat on late-night television unless she manages a game-changing transformation
Katherine Newbury is a pioneer in her field. The only woman ever to have a long-running program on late-night, she keeps her writers’ room on a short leash—and all-male. But, when ratings plummet and she is accused of being a “woman who hates women,” Katherine puts gender equality on her to-do list and impulsively hires Molly Patel, a chemical plant efficiency expert from suburban Pennsylvania, as the first and only female on her writing staff.
With rumours swirling that Katherine is being replaced by a younger, hipper male host, she demands that the writers make her funny and relevant again. A lifelong fan, Molly is determined to prove that she’s not just a diversity hire, but the one person who can turn her idol’s career around. Going against everything upon which Katherine has staked her reputation, Molly urges her to make the show more contemporary, authentic and personal—a move that could either make Molly’s career or send her back to the chemical plant for good.
||Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Max Casella, Hugh Dancy, John Lithgow, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott, Amy Ryan
||Lesley Barber |
||Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein, Jillian Apfelbaum, Ben Browning|
|Country / Year:
||USA, 2019 |
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 gender equality on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s previously-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 revitalise her show and career—and possibly effect even bigger change.