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At Theaters: 12/21/2018 On Video: 3/26/2019
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 43 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601305
Studio: Stx Films
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Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.
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Comedy Romantic - This inspirational comedy is a big showcase for star Jennifer Lopez, whose fans will certainly savor this; ditto those of prominent supporting players Leah Remini and Vanessa Hudgens. Milo Ventimiglia has a fairly small role. Language and some crude humor make the film not for kids though some parents of pre-teens may find this generally acceptable.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jennifer Lopez ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE, HOME, THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Vanessa Hudgens DOG DAYS, GIMME SHELTER, SPRING BREAKERS
Milo Ventimiglia PATHOLOGY, ROCKY BALBOA, STAY ALIVE
Leah Remini TV'S - KEVIN CAN WAIT
Director: Peter Segal GRUDGE MATCH, GET SMART, THE LONGEST YARD
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 16 S-words; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Comic grabs of buttocks and breasts.
VIOLENCE: Birds fly into a truck.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, physical gags, sometimes crude and suggestive.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Average Even the boundless charms of Jennifer Lopez cannot overcome a mess of a script in "Second Act,” a mishmash that has as much of an identity crisis as its name-switching, past-hiding, resume-inflating main character.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Poor ...becomes increasingly muddled and needlessly complicated by subplots... ...one of the strangest and most misguided rom-coms of any year. ...Maya is a composite of conflicting qualities that never really gel beyond the most cursory of glances.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 35 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (F)
3
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
7
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (F)
20
Fairly High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 35 moviegoers:
TEENS: Of the three females, two loved "Second Act" and one enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Three of the ladies loved it and two enjoyed "Second Act" very much.
ADULTS: Two males loved it, two enjoyed it very much and three rated it "good/average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). The female reviews are very good, but not quite great. Nearly half loved it, with another 40% rating it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Only 15% rated it "good/average."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
As Maya Vargas (JENNIFER LOPEZ) celebrates her 43rd birthday, she has one wish. A promotion.

After 15 years at Value Shop, the past six as assistant manager, she's ready to run the big box store in Queens. Her resume doesn't scream upper management, but her track record sure does. She's an innovator who listens to customers, knows what they need and finds a way to deliver. But Value Shop hires "the right man for the job" - a man with an MBA - not GEDcertified Maya. Maya's boyfriend Trey (MILO VENTIMIGLIA) and best friend Joan (LEAH REMINI) try to boost her spirits, but Maya is frustrated as once again street smarts doesn't equal book smarts. Was her entire future determined when she was 16, or can she actually reinvent herself in her 40's?

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