I was expecting a typical fluff summer chick flick…instead I enjoyed a film which, while definitely funny, had some real “meat” to its plot.
I think this is an underrated film that a lot of people are just not ready to see. It really puts a mirror up to our society and ourselves, and we all know how uncomfortable that can get. Mindy Kaling hits on a lot of different issues from racism to ageism to gender disparity in a really clever and playful way, which helped to make the tone of the film rather light despite the seriousness of these issues.
Emma Thompson brings a vulnerability to her stern, strait laced character who is stuck in her own ways. Mindy’s character gets hired to work for Emma’s Late Night talk show to help get it back on track to avoid cancellation. Mindy is incredibly charming, sweet and very opinionated in her role. These two ladies knock it out of the park and will make you laugh and cry. It’s not every day we get to see a team up like this. The story is passionate, the jokes are hilarious, and the emotions are sincere. Watching the expert acting John Lithgow was an unexpected joy.
If smart and witty comedy is your thing, this is definitely worth a watch!