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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Julia Roberts was originally attached to the role played by Jennifer Lopez. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Glass (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Something's Got a Hold on Me
Written by Etta James, Leroy Kirkland, and Pearl Woods
Performed by Etta James
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Second act
16 December 2018 | by walooaabuhSee all my reviews

The story in not new but relatable to many from different demographica and watching Jennifer Lopez is always joyful


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