Late Night ★★½

This film’s resourcefulness is exampled in a scene in which Mindy Kaling, playing a new hire at a late night talk show and the only woman on the writing staff there, goes to the women’s bathroom. This is the setting for a recurring joke about the predominantly male staff surreptitiously using the women’s room for bowel movements. The comedic impact of this bit is contingent upon the viewer’s clear awareness that this it occurs in the women’s restroom, which the production designer indicates by orienting a box of Tampax upon a paper towel dispenser in the background. It’s there every time.