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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:

Dream big. 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,282,227, 21 February 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,705,193, 17 January 2019
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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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Trivia

Principal photography was completed on December 15, 2017, with the film coming in on time and under budget. See more »

Goofs

When referring to the ingredients of the new product Maya says that they use a special Ginko that only grows in Hiroshima. All Ginko today is related and comes from one area in China, which is where the trees in Hiroshima descend from, so they are not 'special'. See more »

Quotes

Maya: The truth is a lie.
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Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Classic
Written by Andrew Goldstein, Lindy Robbins, Emmanuel Kiriakou, and Evan Bogart
Performed by MKTO
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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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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