As actress and Emmy-nominated writer for the US version of The Office, Mindy Kaling had unique insight into the creative process, which she’s brought into sharp focus in this whip-smart buddy comedy.
Emma Thompson is Katherine Newbury, the host of a long-running variety show. Her writers are minions she delights in keeping in check, and Thompson’s razor sharp timing as a performer makes this form of cruelty something pleasurable to behold. Still, all is not well for Newbury’s show – it’s growing stale and she’s facing the axe. Could it have to do with the blandness of her all white, male and college-educated writing staff? Her determination to inject diversity leads to the hiring of Molly Patel (Kaling), who has bugger all experience but could well be the antidote to Newbury’s ails.
Release Date: November 6, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow
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