About the film
Actors: Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini, Milo Ventimiglia, Treat WilliamsThe queen of rom-coms is back with Second Act, in what feels like a bit of a spiritual sequel to her other iconic rom-com Maid in Manhattan, Jennifer Lopez stars as a working-class woman who scams her way to the top of a cushy corporate job.
40 something (my all-time favourite phrase) Maya (Jennifer Lopez) is stuck in a dead-end big-box store job and decides to take her life into her own hands and apply for her dream job at Madison Avenue.
But her request to a tech-savvy friend to juice up her resume a little bit turns into the biggest white lie of her life, as she lands the job thanks to a fake degree from Wharton, a stacked LinkedIn page, and a few Photoshopped pictures with the Obamas. But egged on by the encouragement of her friend (a very funny, top-notch Leah Remini) and a swanky new apartment, Maya decides to go all-in on the lie. “A lie got you in the door, but you got the job baby.” I must remember that line…
It’s all very Working Girl meets Maid in Manhattan, but you know? We need this. Hallelujah, JLO has returned to her true talent – romantic comedies.