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Second Act review

An average movie

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from the damned thing but since I have a weak spot for Jennifer Lopez, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, unfortunately, as usual with Lopez, it turned out to be rather half-baked, I’m afraid. The most bewildering thing about this flick was how it mixed 2 completely different storylines which was such a weird move. Indeed, at first, it seemed to be dealing with a woman in her 40’s faking her CV to get a better job which could have worked if they didn’t go for such a light and limp approach. However, at some point, pretty much out of nowhere, they switched gears as it turned out to be that one of her colleagues, the daughter of her boss on top of that, turned out to be her long lost daughter she had once given up for adoption. Eventually, maybe each story could have worked separately but to mix them was just so awkward and it basically never worked. At least, Jennifer Lopez was quite gorgeous as well and she definitely had some nice chemistry with Vanessa Hudgens. Unfortunately, because of these two conflicting storylines, the two actresses had to constantly switched between being competing colleagues and being a mother and daughter starting to get acquainted with each other which was, as mentioned before, at best rather misguided but mostly seriously uneffective. Anyway, to conclude, the damned thing was pretty weak and I don’t think it is really worth a look, except maybe if you really like the genre. 

Added by johanlefourbe
1 week ago on 31 July 2020 08:29