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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:

It's about connection. It's about empowerment. It's about true friendship. 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: 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

America
Written by Paul Simon
Performed by First Aid Kit
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Confusing blah blah with some nice moments
24 December 2018 | by spiky81See all my reviews

I expected a light, JLo type romantic, cute movie with an easy and predictable storyline - just what you want for a girls night out. Instead the movie starts on one tone than instead of getting into the conflict which has been built up it takes a turn into sg else. And it happens several times till the end causing a mess. Leaves important questions open, focuses on items totally unimportant. Feels like they shot several versions and instead of putting together one consistent movie, they just picked a little bit from everything. Big disappointment for me.


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