A cheer squad's members are all seniors in the upcoming comedy "Poms" -- but they're certainly not in high school.
STX recently dropped the official trailer, and it features Diane Keaton as Martha, a newcomer to a retirement community. When her new neighbor Sheryl (Jacki Weaver) learns that she was a cheerleader back in the day, she encourages Martha to pick up her pom-poms and start a squad. With other retirees on board, they decide to enter a competition where they'll face decades-younger rivals. To get ready, the enlist the help of a young choreographer (Alisha Boe).
The film is described as an "uplifting comedy," and there are several funny moments in the trailer. When a snarky competitor tells the women to "break a hip," for example, Sheryl retorts, "Get pregnant." Watch below.
The film is directed by Zara Hayes from a script by Shane Atkinson. It also stars Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill, Rhea Perlman, and Celia Weston.
"Poms" opens May 10.
Martha is an introverted woman who moves to a retirement community that has shuffleboard, golf, bowling and other activities. Hoping to be left alone, she meets Sheryl, a fun-loving neighbor who insists that they become best pals. After coming out of her shell, Martha and her new friend decide to form a cheerleading squad with their fellow residents. As the two women hold auditions, they soon learn that it's never too late to follow your dreams, even when the odds are stacked against you. Read More