Second Act

Second Act

Second Act

Jennifer Lopez uses her street smarts to land—and nail—her dream job on Madison Avenue in this rom-com from the director of Get Smart. Problem is, she was also helped by her friend's son who modified her Facebook profile with some "alternative facts" about her life.

2018Rating: M, Sexual references and coarse language104 minsUSA
ComedyRomance
88%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

It's got flow, a certain knowing ticky-tackiness about its own contrivances. You know you're watching a connect-the-dots comedy, but the dots sparkle.

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Time Out

Time Out

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If only the world saw street smarts as equal to book smarts, Maya wishes on her birthday. It's a nice idea, but Second Act doesn't possess smarts in either category.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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This is Jenny from the blah.

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The Age

The Age

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The film even has something to say, at least glancingly, about class prejudice in the real world, although in true Hollywood fashion the message is paradoxical.

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Stuff

Stuff

press

She [Jennifer Lopez] tries gamely, but saddled with one of the worst scripts of the year, this definitely feels closer to her work in Maid in Manhattan than Out of Sight.

2.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

When the contrivances get too much in this 'Working Girl' for millennials, just watch take-charge, live-wire Jenny from the block deliver miles of smiles. Sometimes star power is its own reward.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

This isn't a film that has set out to re-invent the wheel and yet works, by virtue of good screenwriting principles. I was taken by how few of these kinds of films we get these days, and how satisfying they can be when done right.

4.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The movie is all over the place and there is no attempt to weave it into a coherent whole - which is regrettable as scene for scene it often works.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film seems destined to survive all future nuclear winters, enduring as a time capsule of humanity at its most pitiably pedestrian.

0
Variety

Variety

press

It's got flow, a certain knowing ticky-tackiness about its own contrivances. You know you're watching a connect-the-dots comedy, but the dots sparkle.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

If only the world saw street smarts as equal to book smarts, Maya wishes on her birthday. It's a nice idea, but Second Act doesn't possess smarts in either category.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This is Jenny from the blah.

0
The Age

The Age

press

The film even has something to say, at least glancingly, about class prejudice in the real world, although in true Hollywood fashion the message is paradoxical.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

She [Jennifer Lopez] tries gamely, but saddled with one of the worst scripts of the year, this definitely feels closer to her work in Maid in Manhattan than Out of Sight.

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

When the contrivances get too much in this 'Working Girl' for millennials, just watch take-charge, live-wire Jenny from the block deliver miles of smiles. Sometimes star power is its own reward.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

This isn't a film that has set out to re-invent the wheel and yet works, by virtue of good screenwriting principles. I was taken by how few of these kinds of films we get these days, and how satisfying they can be when done right.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The movie is all over the place and there is no attempt to weave it into a coherent whole - which is regrettable as scene for scene it often works.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film seems destined to survive all future nuclear winters, enduring as a time capsule of humanity at its most pitiably pedestrian.

0

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