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Second Act Reviews

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March 20, 2019
A typical romantic comedy, only with all the cringe-worthy and annoying elements removed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2019
As the movie of choice after a boozy brunch or as a way to decompress after holiday stress, Second Act-goofy and cliched, but not offensively either-will do fine.
February 2, 2019
Second Act's cinematic commentary should inspire women all over the globe to never give up no matter what age. Seriously, can you really put price tag on a dreams?
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 28, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2019
Give romantic comedies a second chance with 'Second Act.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 25, 2019
Contrived and hackneyed, Second Act is also fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2019
The film bounces off Lopez's ability to charm both an audience and an unfair industry, in a formulaic but undeniably fun portrait of a headstrong woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2019
Cheesy, sentimental and overstuffed, but mildly enjoyable in the guilty pleasure way JLo films tend to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 24, 2019
For all the film's fumbled shortcuts, air of semi-intentional Nineties-ness, and the completely mad bit with a stray flight of doves, it jollies along with some amiability.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2019
Jennifer Lopez hits her sassy stride from the off in this modern day self-improvement Cinderella romcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2019
This is a perfectly pleasant romcom with JLo doing what she does with tons of charisma. Could have used more romance and the lie feels a little stretched out but it's cute watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
January 23, 2019
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'.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 22, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 20, 2019
In general, Second Act is a film that could have gone directly to television. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 18, 2019
[Second Act] entertains, but nothing more. [Full review in Spanish]
January 17, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2019
Perhaps the film is a parable about how difficult having it all can be, especially for women. It does make a very pertinent point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 10, 2019
The cast is good enough -- if not to pull it off, at least to make it go down painlessly. Charlyne Yi supplies fun as half-phobic, half-kinky office drone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 3, 2019
An irregular comedy, but has a great first half with various inspired moments and memorable characters. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 24, 2018
Stick with Second Act for its smart reframing of a city Cinderella story that retains its sense of humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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