Second Act is a story that might be relatable to a lot of us.
It’s about Maya Vargas (Jennifer Lopez), a 40-year-old who has worked at a supermarket for 15 years. She’s pretty good at her job and is looking for a career jump. But there’s a problem. Because she doesn’t have a degree, she’s not considered for managerial roles. Her godson creates her fake online profile, fake degrees, photoshopped pictures and what not through which she gets an interview call from a high-end cosmetic company. She nails the interview but all’s not hunky-dory yet.
Although the film deals with a lot of serious things, the tone is light-hearted. It mainly tells you to take charge of any situation and the only one who’s stopping you is actually you. While the humour is good, some jokes were simply crass and should’ve been avoided. At no point do you feel bored or feel that the narrative is weak.
Jennifer Lopez is pretty impressive while Vanessa Hudgens does a fine job. Leah Remini delivers an impressive performance. Milo Ventimiglia is good in his small role.
We give this entertaining film 3 stars with a kink and recommend that you watch it.
Feature Name: Second Act Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini, Milo Ventimiglia Director: Peter Segal Second Act is a story that ...3.0