Wednesday, January 2, 2019

My Thoughts on "Second Act"

**This is not a sponsored post, through another blogger I was able to attend an early showing of this movie and wanted to share my opinions on the movie.** 



 December was a bit crazy, my son and I were both sick for what seemed like the whole month and I kept busy with holiday related activities. During that time I was able to attend an early showing event for the movie Second Act featuring Jennifer Lopez,Vanessa Hudgens and Milo Ventimiglia. I was even able to get a few Second Act goodies before the show! I will be putting together a little swag giveaway soon with some of these items plus other items from events so be on the look for that soon. 




What is the premise of the movie? Here is a short description of it "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." 

I've seen several ad's promoting this as a Romantic flick however after seeing the movie I would not put it in the "romance" section, heart warming yes but not romantic. For the ladies wanting to see this movie mainly for Milo Ventimiglia I am sorry to say he doesn't have a lot of screen time in the movie, in total I'd say he is in it for less than ten minutes (even her boss has more screen time). Aside from it not being romantic I thought it was a pretty decent movie, it gave quite a few laughs and her journey is pretty heart warming at the end. I really enjoy Vanessa Hudgens in "The Princess Switch" so I was happy to see her in this movie as well, I thought she played her character well. Jennifer Lopez did a great job as well and she looks amazing as always! Both actresses did a great job but for me I think Leah Remini stole the show for me because her character would fit in perfectly with the "Bad Moms" characters and I love both the Bad Moms movies.

There may be a few spoilers in this next part! Maya (Jennifer Lopez) goes from being a assistant manager at her local grocery store to working at a big time company after her god son creates an over the top resume for her none of which is true. Though she works hard to prove herself and goes along with the fibs with quite a bit of help along the way, she ends up learning no lasting relationship can be started off with a lie and ends up having to make a big choice towards the end of the movie. She grows a lot as a person during that time and everything works out in the end (wouldn't be a happy movie if it didn't!). If you are a fan of Jennifer Lopez or Vanessa Hudgens and are looking for a good movie that will make you laugh this is a great movie to check out, but if you are looking strictly for a romance movie I'd look elsewhere.

7 comments:

  1. I love Jennifer Lopez. I did not get to see this movie but I want to.

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  2. I saw this movie in theater with my oldest daughter. I think you're right about the romance part of it. There's not a whole lot of that going on. Leah Remini did a great job. The other supporting actresses didn't impress me all that much. It was a good enough movie to watch once but not one I'd want to watch again and again.

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  3. So neat! I really like Jennifer Lopez. I'm glad she is acting again!

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  5. I like comedies but I'm not a romance fan. Your review has made me much more interested in seeing the movie.

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  6. I have not seen this movie yet...Maybe this weekend when my husband is away!

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  7. I saw this and it was an alright movie but I agree not a romance movie.

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