Meryl Streep better park her ass for this year’s Oscar race because Jennifer Lopez took off that scarecrow wig she wears as a cop on NBC and got back into her bread and butter role of rags-to-riches lady in a rom-com. If your afternoon has been missing a little bit of 2003, have no fear! The trailer for Second Act, a movie starring Jen and Leah Remini (oh, yeah, and Vanessa Hudgens), dropped earlier.
Downtrodden woman stuck in a rut at an underpaid job? Check! Douchey boss with a chip on his shoulder check! Sassy sidekick friend who doles out one-liners in a Z-formation? Check, check, check, henny! Second Act is the standard J. Lo movie that will last approximately two weeks in theaters before going straight on OnDemand. The cheese-tastic movie basically mimics how I got into college: lying about accomplishments! It looks like Jen is way smart but way bored working at a big box store. So one of her kids corporate catfishes some fancy-pants company by giving Jen a new online identity.
JLo twirls her way into a job that offers her free housing and credit cards just because she had fake photos on Facebook of her in front of Mount Kilimanjaro and with the Obamas. Coincidentally, that’s exactly the same reason Michael K hired me for this job. I’m still waiting on my housing and credit cards, though. Anyway, we all know she’ll somehow get found out but somehow get to keep the gig, so I just saved you $900 or however much they’re charging for movies these days. However, the one thing that made me LOL was how she somehow had to speak Mandarin and got her vet to translate in her ear. Some dude asks why someone at dinner was so pissy, and Jen replies in perfect Chinese, “His anal glands need milking.” That’s always the reason behind any of my frowns, so this movie is really tapping into some authenticity!