Cert 12A 104mins Stars 3
Jennifer Lopez hits her sassy stride from the off in this modern day Cinderella-style self-improvement romcom.
The superstar singer and all-round glamorous diva stretches her acting muscles as Maya, a down-to-earth supermarket worker and keen runner who’s fed up when passed over for promotion.
A birthday wish sees her tech-savvy teenage godson creating a fake CV which catapults Maya into a top corporate consultancy job in New York, where she’s put into competition against a much younger colleague, played by former High School Musical star, Vanessa Hudgens.
Geared to the strengths of the straight-talking, sexy and soulful Lopez, she makes this a perfectly watchable piece of preposterous feel-good fluff.
There’s also an unexpected amount of ‘Carry On’ style innuendo which had me sniggering like a schoolboy.
If you can handle the schmaltz of this sentimental and undemanding celebration of family, hard work and positive thinking, then Lopez’s well upholstered charisma will easily put a spring in your step.