I totally watched Second Act thinking it was a romantic comedy (because I am all about them) but it wasn’t. Second Act is actually a film that focuses on starting over, even when you think the odds are stacked against you, and facing the pain of your past so that you can move forward. So, it was a love story but it was more about learning how to love yourself.
Fear not, there is still some romance in this movie unfortunately it didn’t work for me. I really wanted to like Jennifer Lopez and Milo Ventimiglia as a couple, but something didn’t feel right. Thankfully, the movie wasn’t centered around their relationship.
I can’t say that I loved this movie but I would definitely watch it again. After all, it does have its funny parts (I love Leah Remini in this movie) and some feel good moments. It was a nice reminder that it is never too late to go after your dreams.
Is this movie appropriate for kids? I don’t think so. There is a whole lot of cursing, mature content and what could be a sensitive topic (that I won’t share so that I don’t spoil anything). But this is a great Ladies Night Out movie, so grab some of your best girl friends and go check out the movie when it hits theaters on December 21, 2018.
More about Second Act
Value Shop assistant manager Maya Vargas wants only one thing for her 43rd birthday — a promotion. While her résumé may not scream upper management, her track record certainly does. Vargas is an innovator who listens to her customers and delivers results. When she loses the job to a college-educated candidate, Maya sets out to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts — and it’s never too late for a second act.