Late Night

Rating: 2.5/5

A late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff writer.

Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision brings about unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women who are separated by culture and generation become united by their love of a biting punchline.

Emma Thompson is great. And she carries off the part really well. But (and you knew there was a “but” coming) the film promises more than it delivers. I expected it to be a lot funnier than it was. The laughs are few and far between, and there are some characters in the movie that I really wanted to punch. But hey. It has Emma Thompson.

The comparison to “The Devil Wears Prada” just leaps out unbidden.

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