*warning mild spoliers*
Last night I, can we believe it, was invited to a private screening of the one and only JLo’s new film ‘Second Act’. After a busy day, getting caught in the rain and then being snowed on all whilst just walking to the Soho Hotel, it was so nice to sit in a warm room and watch a film which was actually good.
As mentioned in my last screening blogpost for Mary Queen of Scots, I want to watch more films this year and so far I’ve watched two – which is progress considering I only made it to the cinema a handful of times throughout the whole of last year.
So far, so good! ‘Second Act’ starring Jennifer Lopez as Maya Vargas, is a chick flick filled with female empowerment and comedy whilst still having purpose and depth to the storyline.
I’ll be honest when I first watched the trailer although I thought it was going to be good, I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was or have such a momentous storyline.
In the film, apart the fact from JLO looked like a goddess, she switched her celebrity life to play a 43 year old discount super market worker who was underpaid, underappreciated and underqualified.
This didn’t stop her however, through a hell of a lot of laughter (seriously, the whole room was laughing out loud) we saw Maya go from local supermarket underachiever to landing her dream job as she her wish really became her command – you’ll have to watch to find out!
‘No relationship built on a lie will last’, a standout token from an abundance of motivational movie lines which Maya Vargas learnt in business, her relationship and family. Even though she thought she finally had what she wanted, was she really about what she had and how she got it?
The entire cast worked cohesively together, complimenting each other. Jennifer’s Co-stars Leah Remini and Vanessa Hudgens added a bright spark to the set as they both help and hinder her in different ways to all in all make this a great female led film.
Overall I would say this film is a must see! There is something for everyone from lots of comedy to a romance, relationship issues and hidden twists it really does pack a punch into an hour and a half.
‘Second Act’ is out in UK cinema’s this Friday and you can pre-order tickets NOW!
FUN FACT: I actually vlogged for the first ever time yesterday too so if you want to see my immediate reaction after watching and what else I got up to yesterday watch the video below:
As always thanks for the support, let me know in the comments/on social media if you go and watch the film and also let me know if you actually like these film opinion type pieces.
See you next time!!!