Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini, Annaleigh Ashford, Vanessa Hudgens, Milo Ventimiglia, Freddie Stroma, Dan Bucatinsky, Treat Williams, Larry Miller

Story:

Romantic comedy directed by Peter Segal in which the story follows big box store employee, Maya (Jennifer Lopez), who is struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. However, when she reinvents her life and her lifestyle, this gets her the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

 

Quotes:

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Maya: Every manager at our company has a college degree.


 

Trey: [to Maya] The only thing stopping you is you.


 

Maya: Do you ever look at your life and wonder how you got there? If you make different choices, would you be happier?


 

Weiskopf: Arthur got his MBA from Duke. He’s the best man for the job.
Maya: No, sir. I am.


 

Maya: I just wish we lived in a world where street smarts equaled book smarts.


 

Maya: Screw them.
Joan: Who?
Maya: The educated people in their fancy houses who name their kids after fruit and climb Kilimanjaro.


 

Joan: Somebody called you. Something about a job interview.
Maya: Oh, my God, Franklin & Clarke?


 

[at her job interview]
Anderson Clarke: Your resume interests me. Wharton Business School.
Maya: I’m sorry, what?
Anderson Clarke: And of course you have got to see her Facebook page.
Maya: My Facebook page?


 

Dilly: [to Maya] I gave you a completely new identity. You said you wanted to be fancy, so I just like Cinderella’d your ass.
Joan: Oh, alright.


 

Joan: Well, I got you in the door, but you got the job, baby. Who’s the champ? Let’s go.
[she lightly hits Maya in the face]
Joan: Who’s the champ?
Maya: I’m the champ?
Joan: You’re the champ.
[she slaps Maya again]
Joan: Yeah, come on.
[as Joan goes to slap Maya again, Maya hits her back]


 

Arthur: It’s not easy getting a job for a woman your age.
Maya: Watch me.


 

Joan: [to Maya] You need to wear anything other than that. You look like Mrs. Doubtfire.


 

Maya: Wow, this is my office?


 

Joan: They gave you an apartment and credit cards! I’m going to take these off your hands.
Maya: Don’t you dare.
Joan: And I’m going to take these coasters.


 

Trey: You’re going to come clean, right?
Maya: I can do this.


 

[introducing her friends to Clarke and Zoe]
Maya: These are my friends from…
Joan: Norton.
Maya: Wharton.
Joan: We did some time in the Peace Corps together.
Ant: We saved whales.


 

Joan: [to Maya] You’ve confused this Facebook thing with who you really are.


 

Zoe: [to Maya] I really admire you. You’re kind of what I want to be when I grow up.


 

Trey: [to Maya] You were always good enough. You’re the only one that ever doubted it.


 

Zoe: We’re looking at a new Chinese distributer, and the only employee we have who speaks Mandarin is…
Maya: Me?


 

Joan: [to Maya] I got an idea. Our cat’s veterinarian speaks Mandarin.


 

Zoe: [to Jiang] We would love to schedule a tour for you.
Ron: But we have to wait for the deal to be closed.
[in Mandarin to Maya]
Philip Jiang: I find Ron arrogant. What’s his problem?
[Maya listen through her hidden earpiece for Joan’s vet to provide her a reply in Mandarin, which he does as he’s treating a dog]
Maya: [subtitled] His anal glands need milking.
Philip Jiang: [laughing] I like her.

 

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