On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
Jorge Lendeborg Jr.,
-Director:--Second Act is staged by Peter Segal, who has a dozen feature films made for film, almost all of which are comedies. He is credited with, among other things, several major box-office successes such as Max the Threat (2008), Half-Time in the Dart (2005), Love and Amnesia (2004) and Self Control (2003). See more »
I wish we lived in a world where street smarts equals book smarts.
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I genuinely enjoyed this movie. I liked the characters and their relationships, the way the movie conveyed the depth of their history without being heavy handed in the exposition. There was a comfort and chemistry between Maya and her friends/loved ones that came through very nicely.
I enjoy the trope of a normal person faking it in high society/business and succeeding so that's the main reason I came to this movie. But what was great about this movie is that it tweaked some of the usual cliches in just the right way to make the movie feel fresh and interesting.
I loved that the primary emotional journey was not about a romantic relationship. Leah Remini was a fricken delight. I enjoyed all the performances and how the plot resolved. I will be getting this on video too, it's worth rewatching.
I really liked seeing a woman older than 30 having this kind of story. It felt good.
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