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
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Second Act / Reviews

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Second Act is a welcome big screen comeback for Jennifer Lopez, even if the story feels a little familiar.

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Variety

Variety

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

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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This is Jenny from the blah.

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The Age

The Age

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

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.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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

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.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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

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

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