Second Act

5.81 h 43 min2018X-RayPG-13
A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.
Peter Segal
Jennifer LopezLeah ReminiVanessa Hudgens
English [CC]
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Treat WilliamsMilo Ventimiglia
Jennifer LopezElaine Goldsmith-ThomasBenny MedinaJustin Zackham
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.3 out of 5 stars

6725 global ratings

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  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
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Mamasita WalkerReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Too much cursing
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I was excited to watch a chicflick, it has been a while since I'd seen a good one and I have loved Jennifer Lopez movies in the past. This was just ok, it was a bit disappointing. Curse words left and right, had to mute it several so my kids couldn't hear them. Its frustrating to watch movie that use bad language continuously through a movie since there are so many other words in the dictionary that could be used. I liked the storyline though, cute!
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MiniReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Success, the street smart way!
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Maya (Jennifer Lopez) is a forty-year-old assistant manager at a big-box store in Queens (think Walmart). She wants a promotion, been doing her job, and doing it well, for fifteen years. Does she qualify for General Manager? Oh yes! Does she get the promotion? Nope. She didn’t go to college. Barely finished high school. So a Duke grad is the General Manager (really? Duke?), and he’s terrible at his job.

Tired of settling for little, Maya takes a leap of faith and heads for the Upper East Side, where she’s recruited to interview for an executive consultancy position at a major skincare company. But how did they know about her? Why do they hire her? And why do they think she’s a Harvard undergrad who speaks Mandarin? That’s where the fun and heartwarming surprises come in.

I enjoyed this movie. Is it thought provoking? No, but who cares? It’s a feel-good movie, and we need more of that these days. It checks all the boxes for me. J. Lo? Check! Rom-com? Check! Set in New York? Check! Surprisingly touching? Check! Great supporting cast (Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini, Treat Williams)? Check! Movie about skincare? Check! Check! A movie about marketing consultancy? CHECK! (They make marketing consultancy look so easy, but I digress.) It’s also funny. I love it when Maya’s friends try to help her out by passing as Harvard alumni, all the while speaking with their thick Queens accent. And I like how they focus on Maya’s street smarts and how she uses it to get ahead. What does a fancy education and book smarts matter if you have your nose in a book while ignoring in-your-face events? Trust me, I learned that the hard way. Personally? I’d rather hire someone based on merit, not on credentials. Show, don’t tell. That’s my motto. So I loved this movie. Downsides? It’s not realistic, but most of these movies are not. Also? Street smart Maya is carrying her Birkin bag on a subway train. Nuh-uh. Unless she’s going from Fifth Avenue to Central Park West, she wouldn’t risk it. (In the next scene, she’s on Fifth Avenue, so I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt.) I give SECOND ACT four out of five extra-foam cappuccinos.
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Kelly G.Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
A House Divided
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The story starts with the struggle of a woman with knowledge and intelligence but no credentials; it shows how the work world is biased toward people who hold degrees. There is additional conflict because she gains a great new job by claiming experience and education she does not have. Then, midway through, it's revealed that the baby girl the main character gave up at 17 is the beloved daughter of the CEO. I stopped watching at that point. There were too many plot points and I couldn't reconcile where the movie started with where it was headed.
32 people found this helpful
MamooiesReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Just horrible!!!
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I love Jennifer Lopez but this movie was seriously dumb!! What a waste of money!!! Horrible.
33 people found this helpful
Panos X.Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
21:9 aspect ratio.
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The film itself is an average "spend my afternoon at home watching a movie and pizza" film. But can someone explain to me the logic behind the 21:9 aspect ratio of this movie, while television sets are 16:9? I have a 75 inch TV and the net film screen ratio shown on the device is 46 inches diagonally. My Amazon movie library is extensive but this film is so stretched by design more than half of my TV's real estate is dark. Filmmakers please stop the 21:9 or higher aspect ratio until TV sets are 21:9. It is beyond logic, idiotic to have this issue unresolved in 2019.
26 people found this helpful
Southern ParentsReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
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So disappointed as bought to have DIGITAL DOWNLOAD to use on ROKU and also VUDU while traveling however can only use on iTunes! Should be labeled 'LIMITED DIGITAL'. No information on Amazon's Website on limitation!!!!!!!!
19 people found this helpful
Christina AllisonReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Feel GREAT movie!
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Such a great movie when the world around us is kind of depressing at the moment. This movie is light hearted and fun... You leave feeling uplifted and optimistic!

Thank you Jlo! Another great movie by a lovely lady!
18 people found this helpful
gelirodReviewed in the United States on March 15, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cool chick flick for a cozy Sunday
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Love JLo this movie was pretty funny and entertaining for me as a woman. Cool movie to throw on when you're just relaxing on the weekend.
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