"Second Act" is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal.
The starring cast includes Jennifer Lopez as Maya DaVilla, Leah Remini as Joan, Vanessa Hudgens as Zoe Clarke, Treat Williams as Anderson Clarke, Milo Ventimiglia as Trey, Annaleigh Ashford as Hildy Ostrander, Charlyne Yi as Ariana, Brianda Agramonte as Young Maya DeVilla, Alan Aisenberg as Chase, Freddie Stroma as Ron Ebsen and others.

Here are "Second Act" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Second Act movie?

STXfilms on Thursday, July 19, 2018 released the trailer for "Second Act" you can watch here:
Second Act | Official Trailer | Own It Now On Digital HD, Blu-Ray & DVD.

Plot summary

What is Second Act movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Second Act" movie plot summary.

Maya Vargas (Jennifer Lopez) is the assistant manager of the Value Shop store, where she has worked for the past 15 years. During that time she dramatically improved sales, customer relations, and general store culture through her intuitive and innovative methods. She awaits a store visit by an executive of her company, Mr. Weiskopf (Larry Miller), anxiously hoping to be promoted to manager. Her boyfriend Trey (Milo Ventimiglia), co-workers, and several regular customers all assure her that she is guaranteed the promotion, but she is passed up in favor of Arthur, a non-local company employee with an MBA from Duke. Mr. Weiskopf explains that while he values Maya's dedication and success, she only has a GED and no college degree, which makes her ineligible for the promotion by company policy. Her godson, a skilled computer programmer, rebuilds her background online, giving her a Harvard degree and world travel, and she is hired by one of the store's suppliers, a large cosmetics company. The CEO, Mr. Clarke, has her head a team developing a new product in competition with a team led by his daughter, Zoe (Vanessa Hudgens). During her time with the company, Maya learns that Zoe is the daughter that she gave up after giving birth as a teenager because she couldn't cope with the challenges of parenthood herself.


Who plays who in the Second Act movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Second Act" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Jennifer Lopez  as Maya DaVilla/ Maria Vargas
Leah Remini  as Joan
Vanessa Hudgens  as Zoe Clarke/ Sarah Rosalina de la Santa Cruz Davilla Vargas
Treat Williams  as Anderson Clarke
Milo Ventimiglia  as Trey
Annaleigh Ashford  as Hildy Ostrander
Charlyne Yi  as Ariana
Brianda Agramonte  as Young Maya DeVilla/ Maria Vargas
Alan Aisenberg  as Chase
Freddie Stroma  as Ron Ebsen
Dave Foley  as Felix Herman
Larry Miller  as Weiskopf
Dierdre Friel  as Big Ant
Lacretta  as Suzi Teplitsky
Dan Bucatinsky  as Arthur Coyle
John James Cronin  as Otto
Elizabeth Masucci  as Claire
Michael Boatman  as Edward Taylor
Anna Suzuki  as Alicia Zhou
Ellen Cleghorne  as Shaniqua
Dalton Harrod  as Dilly
Phil Nee  as Philip Jiang
Meng Ai  as Dr. Chow
Adam Ray  as Technician
Ed Jewett  as Walt Benjamin
Denise Schaefer  as Anderson's Receptionist
Rachael Emrich  as Anderson's Receptionist
Kenneth Lee  as Chemist
Tina Mckissick  as Woman Customer (as Tina McKissick)
Roya Shanks  as Reporter
Karl Lake  as Vondel

Release date

When is Second Act movie release date?

"Second Act" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 13, 2018 (Hungary), on December 21, 2018 (United States) and on January 17, 2019 (Germany) distributing by STXfilms, STX Entertainment, Elevation Pictures, STX International, Film & TV House, Metropolitan Filmexport, SF Studios, The Searchers, GEM Entertainment, Cinemundo, Constantin-Film, Diamond Films, E Stars Films, Golden Village Pictures, Odeon - Audio Visual Entertainment, PVR Pictures, SF Film Finland, TOBIS Film, Viva International Pictures, Vkaao, Net5, Remain In Light, Universum Film (UFA) and Yleisradio (YLE).


What are Second Act filming details?

The duration of the film is 104 minutes. With a budget of $16 million, the film grossed over $72.3 million.

"Second Act" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on October 23, 2017 in New York City, initially at Food Bazaar Supermarket in Queens, and then continuing in The Bronx and Manhattan, including at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse in Grand Central Terminal.


What are critics and audiences saying about Second Act movie?

"Second Act" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 44/100. But the audience kinda likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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