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Second Act (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 21 December 2018 (USA)
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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 | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jefa por accidente 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:

$36,967,711, 16 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,567,711, 16 January 2019
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Company Credits

Production Co:

STX Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When addressing the cast and crew upon completion of principal photography, Pete Segal said that the cast and crew of Second Act was his "favourite family" of everyone he's worked with. See more »

Quotes

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

References Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) See more »

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Limitless
Written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin
Performed by Jennifer Lopez
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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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