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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:

The only thing stopping you is you. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual references, and language | See all certifications »

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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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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 »

Goofs

Jennifer Lopez is shown trying on a very strait-laced outfit of high-necked blouse and blazer for her first day at work, saying she wants to make a good impression, but she went to her interview earlier inappropriately dressed in a low-cut dress that showed her cleavage. She ends up changing her sensible outfit for an equally inappropriate shoulder-baring dress and never really wears anything businesslike during her tenure as a consultant. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in True Facts: Movies Pass (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

California Rain
Written by Goldroom (as Josh Legg)
Performed by Goldroom (featuring Nikki Segal)
Courtesy of Downtown Records
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not What I Expected
31 December 2018 | by dianakomavliSee all my reviews

Such a predictable movie; revamped Maid in Manhattan. I couldn't wait for it to be over. I would have expected more of Milo Ventimiglia.


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