Skip to main content

Second Act

By February 5, 2019February 12th, 2019Film Club

Release Date: 25th January 2019

A great comedy – great film to watch with your friends.

Imagine a Jenny-from-the-block-goes-to-the-big-city comedy of corporate ambition, naivete, and success.

Jennifer Lopez as Maya, the manager of a Queens superstore, who manages to achieve a dream job as an executive consultant for a high-end women’s cosmetics company by using a fake CV. She is unaware that her CV has been changed by her godson. Maya then finds herself having to  pretend to have been to Harvard, speak fluent mandarin and worked for Estée Lauder.

She has competition in the work place from Zoe (Vanessa Hudgens) to see who can make the most profitable organic skin-care product.

Maya has a perfect romance with a baseball coach named Trey (Milo Ventimiglia), who’s eager to marry her and start a family, however Maya, who has just turned 40, doesn’t want kids. She doesn’t want kids because she got pregnant when she was 16 and gave up her daughter for adoption. But fate intervenes and Maya is reunited with her daughter.

We thoroughly enjoyed this movie – it is a feel good movie with some great one liners in.

Reviewed by: Eileen Machin

Rated: 4/5 stars