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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:

Her talent was real. Her resume was not. 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:

Facebook | Filmnegah [Iran] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The hard-discount store where Maya works was filmed in a Queens Food Bazaar, a 24-hour shop that was not closed for filming. See more »

Quotes

Maya: I wish we lived in a world where street smarts equals book smarts.
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Connections

Features A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) 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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I don't understand the poor reviews
27 December 2018 | by SarcasticBellaSee all my reviews

Look, not every movie is going to be award worthy, and I didn't expect this one to be. I knew based off of the trailer exactly what I was getting, and I got it. While the story line may have been a bit predictable, I received an enjoyable afternoon where for two hours, I got to escape from reality and just laugh. The acting was well done, the comedy was excellent, and the story line was cute. It was your typical girly rom com and I loved it. The perfect way to spend a rainy Thursday.


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