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Second Act (2018)

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A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.

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Peter Segal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lopez ... Maya
Vanessa Hudgens ... Zoe
Leah Remini ... Joan
Treat Williams ... Anderson Clarke
Milo Ventimiglia ... Trey
Annaleigh Ashford ... Hildy Ostrander
Charlyne Yi ... Ariana
Alan Aisenberg ... Chase
Freddie Stroma ... Ron Ebsen
Dave Foley ... Felix Herman
Larry Miller ... Weiskopf
Dierdre Friel ... Big Ant
Lacretta ... Suzi Teplitsky
Dan Bucatinsky ... Arthur Coyle
Dalton Harrod ... Dilly
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Storyline

A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's about connection. It's about empowerment. It's about true friendship. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual references, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Cineworld (UK) | Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Second Act See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,489,983, 23 December 2018

Gross USA:

$39,282,227

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,282,227
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Company Credits

Production Co:

STX Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Second Act was written by screenwriters Justin Zackham and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. The idea sprang up in their minds more than six years ago, in the early 2010s. See more »

Goofs

It's Christmas in New York and there's no snow, no barren trees, no chill. When they pan the lower east side and down to Maya (Jennifer Lopez) on the park bench, all the trees are in full bloom with green leaves on them. Winter in New York would have all the trees leaf-less (deciduous trees) and it would be below freezing. Maya is sitting comfortably with one Lycra layer on. See more »

Quotes

Maya: I wish we lived in a world where street smarts equals book smarts.
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Glass (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

California Rain
Written by Goldroom (as Josh Legg)
Performed by Goldroom (featuring Nikki Segal)
Courtesy of Downtown Records
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Nice, lite, Fun, heartwarming movie
27 December 2018 | by marykfinnSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this very much. Laughed out loud and was moved to tears. It is not meant to be taken too seriously. If you want a fun, enjoyable night at the movies, I would highly recommend this.


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