Late Night (2019) - Comedy, Drama

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A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

IMDB: 6.5
Director: Nisha Ganatra
Stars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling
Length: 102 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 18 out of 80 found boring (22.5%)

One-line Reviews (44)


Tired and boring .

Saw a screening last night, and absolutely the worst movie I've sat through since "Ms.

Other reviewers are right: the story itself is a cliche.

Well-written and entertaining film .

Maybe Mindy kalings character but thompsons character is uneven and at times just plain unlikeable and that's even after the enevitable change of heart scenes that are such a cliche now .

Enjoyable; I liked it better than Devil Wears Prada, which was so over-hyped that you thought you were seeing Citizen Kane.

Mildly entertaining if too sit-com safe showbiz fairy tale .

I truly enjoyed it for two major reasons beside the storyline.

Borefest .

Mindy Kaling means well but her tendency to appear cute has become tedious and obsolete.

Tonight I cover:Movie: Late Night (2019)Director: Nisha Ganatra Writer: Mindy Kaling (screenplay by) Stars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow LIKES:Smartly Written Decent Pacing Witty and Funny At Many Times Balanced At Many Points Compassionate Surprisingly Deep At Times ActingDISLIKES:Cliché Predictable Some Upended Story Lines Key Opportune Moments for Character Development Dropped The Political ComponentsSUMMARY:Comedies sometimes struggle to find a balance for me, trying too hard to be funny and sacrificing the plot for the sake of meme worthy laughs.

Save your money and don't see this in theaters.

' There were so many cliche-packed scenes, so many maudlin moments, so many sentimental sequences - each one chasing the other into thankful forgettability.

Gently entertaining .

Ultimately, it is little more than a bit of froth making a gentle feminist point, but it is moderately entertaining nonetheless.

PROS:Emma Thompson And Mindy Kailing's Brilliant PerformancesNisha Ganatra's Solid DirectingSolid Supporting Cast (Especially John Lithgow)A Really Good ScriptThe MessagesCONS:The Plot Is PredictableSome Unnecessary SubplotsIt Can Get Boring At Some Place

While the plot is formulaic, the two actresses command attention.

I thought Late Night was well-acted but incredibly boring.

Entertaining but predictable .



It always came off contrived, and the film never reaches a satisfying conclusion with any of them.

Still, it's enjoyable, heartfelt and fairly resonant, to boot.

The only other flaws was it felt a little predictable, which is common with comedies, and it followed the same kind of format as other comedies.

Predictable, clichéd...

Some of its emotional moments don't hit home as hard as they possibly could and it is, broadly, quite predictable.

The "jokes" in it are flat and uninteresting and you really need to suspend disbelief to think that any audience - even a fictitious one - would laugh at the material.

Save your money...

" The dialog itself was clever and unexpected.

Rather pointless film with one major fault .

This is also Mindy's first time writing a script for a film so that was exciting to me.

A hilarious story tinged by drama and emotional distress from Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling makes for an occasionally spotty, yet super enjoyable movie.

Late Night is a consistently funny comedy, with great performances from Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling as well as a fantastic supporting performance from John Lithgow, which makes up for the more predictable parts involving the romantic subplot.

Newbury is in a self-imposed rut, and has been for over 10 years: a lazy, formulaic rolling out of the same old schtick with the same boring types of older guests.

But they miss the point, which is "What has the writer (Mindy) done with that cliche to make it fresh?

I'd say this film meets expectations and has a really sleek and polished feel to it, mostly through a most riveting performance by Emma Thompson.

Engaging .

It's a solid and entertaining night out at the movies: seeing Dame Emma Thompson strutting her stuff is good value for any movie dollar.

It is like a predictable home movie, with about as much plot.

Likewise the direction is pretty bland.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen.

First come the cliché' moments, a story with incredibly predictable plot dynamics that only fall short of a Hallmark special.

Witty and Entertaining...