Blu-ray/DVD review: ‘Second Act’ starring Jennifer Lopez


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Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini, Vanessa Hudgens,
Annaleigh Ashford, Charlyne Yi with Treat Williams and Milo Ventimiglia
Casting By: Roger Mussenden, CSA
Music Supervisor: Jason Markey
Costume Designer: Patricia Field, Molly Rogers
Editor: Jason Gourson
Production Designer: Richard Hoover
Director of Photography: Ueli Steiger
Executive Producers: Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson, Wang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei, Felice Bee, Mark Kamine, Peter Segal, Donald Tang
Produced By: Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas,p.g.a, Justin Zackham, p.g.a., Benny Medina
Written By: Justin Zackham, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas
Directed By: Peter Segal
Jennifer Lopez (Maid in Manhattan, “Shades of Blue”) returns to the big screen and proves it’s never too late to pursue your dreams in the hilarious and relatable romantic comedy, Second Act, coming to Digital on March 12, 2019 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on March 26, 2019 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From the director of 50 First Dates and Get Smart, Second Act is a heartfelt comedy that will inspire and empower audiences of all ages to reach for their biggest dreams. With an honest and moving performance from Jennifer Lopez, the film also features Lopez’s latest single “Limitless” and stars an incredible supporting cast including Leah Remini (“The King of Queens,” “Kevin Can Wait”), Vanessa Hudgens (The Princess Switch, High School Musical franchise) and Milo Ventimiglia (“This is Us,” “Gilmore Girls”).
Maya (Lopez) is a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations of not having achieved more in life. As an experienced, quick-witted, perceptive employee, she is passed over for a promotion solely because she doesn’t have a college degree. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.
Filled with funny and genuine moments from beginning to end, Second Act “delivers smiles for miles” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital, packed with special bonus content including funny and insightful commentary from the cast and filmmakers as well as entertaining featurettes that will take viewers behind the scenes of this incredibly thoughtful romantic comedy.
  • Connecting with Milo Ventimiglia– See how Jennifer Lopez and Milo Ventimiglia connected on and off screen in this behind-the-scenes piece.
  • The Empowering Women of Second Act– Get an inside look at how the women of Second Act empowered and supported each other.
  • Friendship On and Off Screen– See how real life best friends Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini had fun on set and how their real chemistry played on screen.
  • Working with the Ones You Love– Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the whole cast had fun while filming Second Act.
Second Act will be available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.
  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

Our review of Blu-ray exclusives:

  • Connecting with Milo Ventimiglia: In this exclusive, we get to hear from Lopez that she only envisioned one person to play Trey. I bet you can guess who that was: Milo Ventimiglia. Don’t you love when a lead just knows who they want their love interest to be, and bam? They play that role. Ventimiglia tells viewers that Lopez is serious about her work, but she also lets loose, too. The perfect chemistry! 
  • The Empowering Women of Second Act: Here at Hollywood News Source, we are SO here for female empowerment. And it seems like the cast of the film is as well. It’s always refreshing to see women raising each other up. Between Lopez, Hudgens and Remini, they all had such great things to say about one another. I think Hudgen’s description of Lopez was the best — she described her as a “unicorn.” As far as I am concerned, being referred to as a unicorn is the highest of honors. We should all empower one another and call one another unicorns. Let’s make that happen!
  • Friendship On and Off Screen: It’s revealed through this exclusive that Lopez and Remini are actually friends in real life. The producer and director give viewers intel of how their friendship relays from real life to onscreen. That’s always such a cool thing when you’re watching a movie to know that the stars of the film blend so well together and are friends outside of work. I think we can all agree that having work friends who are also your friends outside of work is the best thing ever.
  • Working with the Ones You Love: This gives viewers a quick glimpse into the behind-the-scenes of everyone working together on the film. Just from that glimpse, it seems like the cast had a fun time working on the movie and were really passionate about the movie. 

Overall, this product is a great buy! The film itself is the perfect classic rom com, it comes in a super convenient combo pack (DVD + Blu-ray + Digital), and the exclusives included are a fun watch. If you’re feeling some laughs and female empowerments, then pick up this movie right away. Seriously though, go out and buy it TODAY. Plus, the cast is amazing on this film.