Poms - The GBY

My mother and I went to see Poms opening weekend.  I knew it was a risk, sometimes this type of movie is too vulgar, fanciful or just ridiculous.  We were pleasantly surprised.  It is sweet, realistic, uplifting and just plain fun.  A little more fun for us because my parents live in a community very similar to Sun Springs. The cast was perfect.  Diane Keaton (Martha) playing her usual acerbic self, Jacki Weaver (Sheryl) as her oversexed neighbor.  Celia Weston (Vicki) and Bruce McGill (Chief Carl) are on point as the ADMINISTRATION.  Rhea Pearlman (Alice) has some great scenes.  Pam Grier (Olive) and Afemo Omilami (David) are adorable as the one still married couple.  Phyllis Sommerville (Helen), Patricia French (Phyllis), Carol Sutton (Ruby) & Ginny McColl (Evelyn) finish out the squad.  The teen characters Alisha Boe (Chloe) and Charlie Tahan (Ben) are also very good, not too gorgeous or too perfect.  I think it is much more enjoyable than the usual fare because it focuses on the friendship of the women.  Having something to look forward to can make all the difference.  The story seemed to be totally plausible, no romance or miracles.  I liked this movie enough to see it again.  Call your mother and go see it in theaters this weekend.  Totally worth the trip.  Enjoy it with some cookies and wine!

Our Rating for Poms:

4 Cupcakes - The GBY

Official Synopsis for Poms:

POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you’re never too old to ‘bring it!’

Poms Official Trailer:


Principle Cast Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Celia Weston, Bruce McGill, Rhea Pearlman, Pam Grier, Alisha Boe, Charlie Tahan
Director Zara Hayes
Screenwriter Shane Atkinson, Zara Hayes
Cinematographer Tim Orr
Editor Annettte Davey
 Production Companies Entertainment One, Sierra/Affinity, Mad As Birds, Rose Pictures
Run Time 91 minutes
Genre Comedy
Premier May 10, 2019

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