I attended the premiere of Second Act last night and it is a movie worth seeing.
It’s also why there are no Thursday Funnies this morning.
Second Act is funny, touching and uplifting without being corny.
Leah of course brings the laugh out loud humor that is her trademark. Spontaneous, plenty of ad-libbed moments and yet always her heart shines through. Watching her in the movie is a lot like hanging out with her when she is not on screen. Fun, funny and endearing.
But there is more to the movie than Leah. A great performance by Charlyne Yi was a standout for me – she is really funny and I was not familiar with her work before seeing the movie. JLo and Vanessa Hudgens are not huge stars by accident and they are both perfect for their roles. Milo Ventimiglia I should tell you is a big fan of The Aftermath and sought me out to tell me so. It is a large and excellently cast ensemble of characters, all of whom contribute to the cohesiveness of the movie.
This is a RomCom/chick flick/date movie. It’s not Lawrence of Arabia or Citizen Kane. Admittedly I am biased in my opinions because Leah Remini is one of my dearest friends — but I was entertained and left the screening feeling better than when I walked in. It has a message that is uplifting and empowering.
It is opening in theaters next week.