Poms (2019) Movie Review


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Director: Zara Hayes

Writer: Zara Hayes, Shane Atkinson (Screenplay)


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

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Poms starts as Martha (Keaton) packs up her life and moves into a retirement community. She has cancer and has decided to give up treatment, keeping this to herself. Sheryl (Weaver) her bubbly neighbour jumps at the chance of making a new friend.

The pair decide to start a cheerleading group, giving a group of residents a fresh lease on life. Despite the community chairwoman not being favourable to the idea.

Verdict on Poms

Poms is a comedy that follows a retirement community group that takes up cheerleading. This leads them to get involved in competing in a competition, bringing a fresh set of joy into their lives.

The movie is a great, feel-good movie with a serious subject about not letting age hold you back. It shows the community coming together for a better reason, to have fun and enjoy themselves. This shows that a hobby can help people become better people and have a better outlook on life.

The cast is brilliant here, with Diane Keaton and Jacki Weaver shining in the leading roles. It is great to see Rhea Perlman and Pam Grier, who leads the excellent supporting cast.

Final Thoughts Poms is an enjoyable movie, with an excellent feel-good factor around it.

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