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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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: Everyday you wake up and have a second chance to do whatever you want, to be whoever you want. The only thing stopping you is you.
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Referenced in Cheermonger: True Facts: Movies Pass (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Masseducation
Written by St. Vincent (as Annie Clark) and Jack Antonoff
Performed by St. Vincent
Courtesy of Loma Vista Recordings
A division of Concord Music
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Very Enjoyable Comedy
24 December 2018 | by rjb-51149See all my reviews

I only went to see this because my wife is a huge J Love fan. To my surprise and delight, the movie is really well done. The heartwarming parts work well, and the comedy is laugh out loud funny. J Love is luminous throughout the film, and this is really a film where she shines. The inspired casting of Leah Remini as her best friend ( who nearly steals the film along with Dierdre Friel and Lacretta as J Lo's co workers) really uses the chemistry they have as friends in real life. There is a twist to the plot which I will not reveal. Beautifully shot, great use of NY as a backdrop and a great supporting cast with not a false note in the bunch. It held my attention, and that's saying something as well. I hope to see Leah Remini get some more films after this, because she makes a great sidekick. I loved it.


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Country:

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Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$72,293,943
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2.39 : 1
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