Late Night

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77% Audience Score77%
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Decent watch, probably won't watch again, and can't recommend unless you're specifically looking for female empowerment stories. Its not that this is a bad movie by any stretch, its well casted, it is well performed, but its a show about a comedy late show that isn't funny, and it only has a splattering of funny moments throughout the movie when they have legitimate funny people acting here. The tone of the movie is too serious and too sad for the majority of time, and while I think we should absolutely have woman show hosts and writers, especially in environments where there is saturation, but they should be funny women (like Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling). Competitive pay is nonsense, fixed position pay + experience makes sense, and they address it but there was only one poignant, funny moment, and I just saw a better version in "My Spy" (can recommend). There just isn't any of it that really makes this entertaining. Having the women go against each other doesn't seem like a good writing choice. The sex scandal ONLY served to deliver a message that its bad to cheat on your spouse, but they presented it like it's normally okay for women to cheat, but she's acknowledging it's bad. And it doesn't matter because the only people it affects are the people in the contract, it's non of our business. Maybe this is a comedian's comedy, or its for a different audience, or maybe I'm a bad feminist, but I wasn't entertained. I do think it's well told story of of a talk show host coming back from a slump, but I don't think we should have talk shows anymore, at least not like we do today.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    It has the same structure as a Romcom, but is is something different. It isn't enough to put in some message of mental health awareness, racial and gender equality to make it seem less crappy. Those kind of themes require to be handled differently if you want to include them in a comedy and get the best out of them. Said this, I've enjoyed watching this movie, I've really appreciated both Emma Thompson's and Mindy Kaling's performances, I am a fan of Mindy's work and I like the kind of comedy she crafts. I've also liked the parody of today's comedians and youtubers and how they portrayed the stereotypes about comedy writers.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    A Witty, funny, heart-warming movie. AND you get to see Emma Thompson in action.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Heartfelt and easy to watch.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    fun, funny and Heartfelt Late Night works because of the chemistry of it's two leads and a entertaining script with sharp dialog.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    I love how realistic it is, in the way that the rich white woman's "comeback" is served to her on the shoulders of a woman of color.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Good: Mindy is believable and adorable as always. Bad: The plot about breaking up the boys club is cool but couldn't her character have been an actual writer, instead of a "factory" worker who won a contest? Ugly: Emma Thompson is horrible. Absolutely no comic timing whatsoever. A cuckoo clock could deliver a better monologue joke.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Funny and uplifting, Emma Thompson is superb as usual but eventually all loose ends too neatly tied up in the standard formulaic Hollywood tradition.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    The best thing about this movie is Emma Thompson's performance.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    My partner fell asleep. I liked it enough for a quarantine...running out of things to watch, pass the time movie. It was just too David Letterman almost to the T except for it being a woman and not him. No one got arrested for extortion over the affair but otherwise pretty darned exactly like Dave's situation. Combine that with some interviews with Dave about him not realizing that male writers as the norm was inadvertent discrimination, and you have this movie. Even the same name of the show, just a female host. If they had done it as Dave Letterman it would have sat better with me than copying the whole plot from his life and acting like it has nothing to do with Dave.