Assistive Technologies

Late Night

1hr 40mins
Directed by
Nisha Ganatra
Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow

Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling star in this Sundance hit directed by Nisha Ganatra.

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. Molly, wanting to prove she’s not simply a diversity hire who’s disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, is determined to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and career—and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.

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Don't be surprised if you come out wishing that there actually were a late-night comedy show starring Emma Thompson instead of just a movie about one.

Review Author
Ty Burr
Review Publication
Boston Globe
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If only real workplaces were like this - but, in the company of Thompson and Kaling, it's a lot of fun to think so.

Review Author
Moira MacDonald
Review Publication
Seattle Times
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Thompson, who conveys wit, intelligence and capability better than just about anyone in the movies today.

Review Author
Chris Hewitt
Review Publication
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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