• Second Act (2018)

Second Act

Release Date: December 21st, 2018

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 2019

PG-13 |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Value Shop assistant manager Maya Vargas wants only one thing for her 43rd birthday -- a promotion. While her résumé may not scream upper management, her track record certainly does. Vargas is an innovator who listens to her customers and delivers results. When she loses the job to a college-educated candidate, Maya sets out to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts -- and it's never too late for a second act.

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini, Treat Williams, Milo Ventimiglia, Annaleigh Ashford, Charlyne Yi, Alan Aisenberg

Director: Peter Segal

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: STX Films

Distributors: STX Films

Keywords: Quest, Friend, 2010s, Relationships, Hilarious, Heartwarming, Amusing, New York City, Touching, Rivalry, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 55
    Yolanda MachadoTheWrap

    It feels like a confused puppy, caught between a stale script and a very confused storyline that frequently loses focus. show more

  • 30
    Keith UhlichThe Hollywood Reporter

    If there are any dadaist cinephiles out there, perhaps they can reclaim Second Act as a multilayered masterpiece of illogic. Certainly the film seems destined to survive all future nuclear winters, enduring as a time capsule of humanity at its most pitiably pedestrian. show more

  • 45
    Richard LawsonVanity Fair

    Second Act is a kitchen-sink drama that goes for surprise over real seriousness. It’s a Jennifer Lopez vehicle, and thus still worth a look. But Second Act’s second act proves pretty hard to follow. show more

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