Second Act is a comedy in the vein of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan. Jennifer Lopez stars as Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations stemming from her unfulfilled dreams. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree, and that it is never too late for a Second Act. A classic film for modern audiences about second chances, perseverance and the power of believing in yourself.
“Perhaps the film is a parable about how difficult having it all can be, especially for women. It does make a very pertinent point.”
“It's got flow, a certain knowing ticky-tackiness about its own contrivances. You know you're watching a connect-the-dots comedy, but the dots sparkle.”
“Stick with Second Act for its smart reframing of a city Cinderella story that retains its sense of humour.”
- Empire Magazine