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Late Night

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is about to be out of a job. She's the only female late night television host, but she hasn't kept up with the times. She has razor sharp wit, but doesn't tweet and she's certainly not interested in folks with YouTube fame for just hanging out with their dogs. The solution she thinks she needs a diversity hire, since all her writers are white males.

Enter Molly (Mindy Kaling), the "diversity hire." She's a chemical plant employee who's only real comedy experience is open mic night. Of course, these two are opposites — Newbury's toughness against Kaling's eternal sunshine. But they are delightful to watch trying to get Newbury to get with the times. Thompson is perfect as the stiff Brit, queen of withering looks, doing a deliciously funny and insightful segment called "Katherine Newbury: White Savior," in which she says she can't help being white, but wants to help people of color with "something easy, not systematic" like helping them hail a taxi. Kaling is good and so is her screenplay for the film. She's a 21st century funny girl. Check out "Late Night" for some solid laughs and chuckles.

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