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Lopez, who spends most of the film with her cleavage set on stun, is good at this sort of thing and gets particularly effective support from both her underwiring and from Leah Remini, playing her splendidly foul-mouthed best friend.
We haven't seen much of J.Lo on the big screen of late and her superstar charisma remains undiminished, while there's an earthiness and sincerity to her performance that allows her to convince as a mere 'civilian'.
Second Act has a more surprising plot strand that gives the entire thing backbone. Yes, it has its share of cringe and cheesy dialogue, but for the most part this really is perfectly serviceable fare for a distracting January evening out.
Second Act is an amiable piece of fluff that succeeds due to its charismatic cast, warm sense of storytelling, likable characters and some minor surprises in its adornment of the genre formula. A good effort from both Lopez and Segal.