• Turner Risk
  • Love, Victor
  • Welcome to Chechnya
  • Mélange
  • Sublet
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  • Secret Love (A)
  • Kelet
  • Hannah Gadsby: Douglas
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  • Deadwood: The Movie
  • Character One: Susan
  • Braking for Whales
  • Calm with Horses
  • Bad Education
  • Escaping Freedom
  • Spiral
  • Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)
  • Cicada
  • Burning Baby (The)
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  • Keystone
  • Importance of Being Oscar (The)
  • World on Fire
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  • How to Build a Girl
  • To the Stars
  • My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys
  • Feel Good
  • Hunters
  • Star Trek: Picard
  • Palm Swings
  • Metamorphosis
  • Dew
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  • Teacher (The)
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  • Pray Away
  • Saint Maud
  • Frida. Viva la Vida

Late Night

Country: USA, Language: English, 100 mins

  • Director: Nisha Ganatra
  • Writer: Mindy Kaling
  • Producer: Ben Browning; Mindy Kaling; Howard Klein; Jillian Apfelbaum

CGiii Comment

Emma Thompson channels Ellen DeGeneres!

Talk about Hollywood jumping on the politically correct bandwagon and missing completely. Emma Thompson's Katherine is an unspeakable harridan, she's a grotesque, out-and-out bully...and, of course, she mellows after having the many errors of her ways publicly revealed! This is that 'celebrity apology' that we have all grown so weary of...that lame 'I'm sorry' after some kind of meltdown...whether it be a tweeted rant, an exposed hypocrisy, a drunken brawl...or, a sozzled seduction! Say 'I'm sorry' and all is forgiven.

There are a couple of snappy one-liners...alas, they are few and far between which may come as a surprise since Late Night is about [serious] comedy writers writing [serious] comedy! most certainly is not. Instead...this is cutesy, PC box-ticking, saccharine-soaked, hero-worship at its stomach-churningly worst.

The final scene will make you groan [loudly]...the oxymoron that is 'positive discrimination' is thrown - unapologetically - in your face. Workplace it a necessity? Or, should it be that the vacant position be offered - regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, age, ability, disability - to the person who can do the job? A big question indeed...too big for this Late Night discussion!


The(ir) Blurb...

Legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.

Cast & Characters

Emma Thompson as Katherine;
Ike Barinholtz;
Amy Ryan;
Megalyn Echikunwoke;
John Lithgow;
Mindy Kaling as Molly Patel;
Hugh Dancy;
Max Casella as Burditt;
Paul Walter Hauser;
Denis O'Hare;
Reid Scott;
Faith Logan as British Comedy Club Patron;
John Early;
Blake DeLong;
Doris McCarthy as Audience Member;
Billy Peck as The Astronaut;
Luke Slattery as Hayes Campbell;
Rupak Ginn as Man Asking Question;
Paige Gilbert as Dee;
Sophie Zucker as Receptionist