Late Night (2019)
Written by well-known actress and comedian Mindy Kaling, the film stars Emma Thompson as Katherine Newbury, 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 hires Molly (Mindy Kaling) 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 revitalising her show and career – and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.
“A caustic satirical comedy that turns into an unlikely tearjerker” – The Independent ★★★★
“Warm and witty comedy” – The Guardian ★★★★