Release Date: May 10th, 2019

PG-13 |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Celia Weston, Alisha Boe, Charlie Tahan, Rhea Perlman, Phyllis Somerville, Pam Grier

Director: Zara Hayes

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Entertainment One, Rose Pictures, Sierra Pictures

Distributors: STX Films

Keywords: Touching, Love, Inspiring, Hospital, Quest, Cheeky, Friend, Friendship, Hilarious, House, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Sarah WardScreen International

    The feature’s heart is in the right place, especially in advocating that age shouldn’t be a barrier. But Poms is a by-the-numbers feature which couples its empowering message with routine gags and muddled conflict. show more

  • 25
    Richard LawsonVanity Fair

    The film, directed by Zara Hayes and co-written by Hayes and Shane Atkinson, is an abject mess, a movie so poorly built it feels like every other scene is missing—as if after production was wrapped and the movie was in the can, some PA found boxes marked "character" and "plot" in a storage room and realized they forgot to use them during production. show more

  • 30
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Poms is equal parts boring and infuriating, especially when you consider the actresses made to perform caricatures of old age. show more

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