- the movie. Screenplay written by the incomparable Mindy Kaling - score!
The awesome Emma Thompson stars. I am biased. She can do no wrong.
My friend Linda and I gave this a huge thumbs up. We chuckled. We enjoyed. It was good.
And as Linda said as we left the movie, " Gee, nothing blew up and there were no car chases."
I guess that's an epic failure for a summer movie. But for us - super duper thumbs up and win!!!!!!!
Emma plays Katherine Newbury - a female Late Night host. She's funny, sharp, spot on, and ratings are dropping. She's about to be canceled. How to fix this? Hire her first female... OMG...a diverse female of color...and see what happens. This just rocks the writer's room - lots of angst among the all white male writers. But gee..it kinda works, and then it kinda kicks ass.
I liked the theme and execution. Amy Ryan is the CEO of the channel and she's ultimately turned around. Emma's character does have to face current situations and reality - that's the key to the movie. She "needs" Mindy's character Molly - so fresh, so young, so current, and willing to speak her mind. It's not all sunshine and rainbows and that's okay.
I totally went with the plot and movie and found it quite good. The movie Late Night
is a talkie - it's all about the dialogues, monologues, and acting. What a concept. All in all - I'm ready to watch this again and absorb more of the message. Yes, this is very current and worth watching. And Emma is awesome..........total support!!!