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Late Night

6.51 h 41 min2019X-Ray15
A late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires a female staff writer with the hope of breathing life into the stale male-centric writers room.
Nisha Ganatra
Emma ThompsonMindy KalingMax Casella
English [CC]
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Hugh DancyJohn LithgowDenis O'HareReid ScottAmy Ryan
Mindy KalingHoward KleinJillian ApfelbaumBen Browning
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4.1 out of 5 stars

865 global ratings

  1. 52% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 24% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 6% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 7% of reviews have 1 stars
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 October 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Watch Funny People or an episode of 30 rock instead
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This is a film about writing jokes but the jokes aren’t funny. Characters write jokes and tell them to each other in a writers room and laugh when in real life the joke wouldn’t get a chuckle in the room. Because the jokes aren’t funny the characters aren’t believable. If you want a good film about writing jokes then watch Judd Apatow’s “Funny People” or a funny show about writing for a late night show then watch the tv show “30 rock”
29 people found this helpful
JennyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 February 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Shockingly bad film
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I was quite excited to receive an email from Amazon, telling me that I had free (via Prime Membership) to a newish film starring Emma Thompson. Had my tea and settled down, looking forward to watching it. It's difficult to express how bad 'Late Night' really is. The script is terrible, the jokes are appalling, the characters so one dimensional that they make the creepy girl on the Test Card seem like Vanessa Redgrave. There's nothing - absolutely nothing - to like about this film (and I'm saying this as someone who spent the summer of 1990 in a dark room watching 10 months of Eastenders on video). Please, do yourself a favour and avoid like the plague.
25 people found this helpful
Mr. S. J. L. FrenchReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 October 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
That was... Bad.
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I cannot believe my sister made me watch this. Funny is subjective, but so much here is poorly delivered on top of being conceptually unattractive to me. The main character is unpleasant, the story is no different than the many "bitter old person becomes a better old person because of a young naive dreamer" type of stories, and the whole thing feels like a first draft that was never refined enough to give it a unique identity and more pinpoint punch lines.

It gets a star for the only funny moment with the roaming "white saviour" gag.
21 people found this helpful
NicoleReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 October 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny and topical ! Very refreshing
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Very current topics told in a convincing yet entertaining way ! Loved the film !
21 people found this helpful
Mercian ExileReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 January 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Emma Thompson shines.
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Emma Thompson plays a late night chat show host, the only woman in that role, whose career is in decline. She is rescued by a new young asian female writer -- an 'equal opportunities hire', who brings new life to her scripts, the other writers all being young men (explained by the Thompson character having a sexist streak). The plot is a little improbable at times, and in the latter half of the movie takes itself far too seriously, but the film is still entertaining and Thompson is perfectly cast. John Lithgow plays her husband, a pianist afflicted by Parkinson's. He isn't given much to do, since he only seems to be there to humanise Thompson's character. I would have liked to have seen more of him.
13 people found this helpful
His LordshipReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 December 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Movie by numbers.
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Predictable, not very funny, poor choice in Emma Thompson as lead (who is completely unbelievable as a comedian). It played so fast, it felt like a re-cap. Unless you have seen every other film out there, I would steer clear of this one.
16 people found this helpful
Lawrence WrayReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 February 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I knew it would be good.
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I waited for this, then Amazon threw it up on prime. Well, as the headline says, I knew it would be good, but whoa. Better than expectations. I laughed, I cried, laughed again and regretted when it was over. Yeah, some of it's predictable, but in a way you want the movie to go. Five stars all the way.
13 people found this helpful
Kezza78Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 November 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film to pass away the time
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Emma Thompson at her best! Great dramedy. Mindy Kaling is funny in the supporting role. Plot is nothing new, aging talk show host looking at being replaced by someone younger.
11 people found this helpful
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