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Second Act (2018)



Critic Consensus: Second Act proves Jennifer Lopez remains as magnetic as ever on the big screen; unfortunately, the movie's muddled story isn't always worthy of her gifts.

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Second Act is a comedy in the vein of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan. Jennifer Lopez stars as 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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Treat Williams
as Anderson Clarke
Natasha Romanova
as Researcher
Dave Foley
as Felix Herman
Larry Miller
as Weiskopf
Candace Smith
as F&C Shopper
Kelly P. Williams
as F&C Employee
Maria Conte Di Angelis
as Xmas Party Guest
Anna Suzuki
as Alicia Zhou
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Critic Reviews for Second Act

All Critics (114) | Top Critics (39)

It goes with a twist that's as sentimental as it is improbable.

March 12, 2021 | Full Review…

I loved the first half of this and thought that the second half got completely insane in a way I did not appreciate.

September 12, 2019 | Full Review…

There are lots of very obvious plot points, that you know where everything is going to play out, but you kind of go along with it because we're comfortable seeing her in this role.

March 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Here's the quickie review: Good cast, nearly hopeless script.

March 3, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

As the movie of choice after a boozy brunch or as a way to decompress after holiday stress, Second Act-goofy and cliched, but not offensively either-will do fine.

February 7, 2019 | Full Review…
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Stretches the bounds of contrivance past credibility.

January 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Second Act

I've always enjoyed J.Lo's films, but Second Act comes across as contrived, formulaic and dull, trying too hard to be a feel-good holiday film but fails miserably in delivering what's really a tired and messy story line. She should hold out for better scripts.

Chrisanne Chin
Chrisanne Chin

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