Poms is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Zara Hayes.

Official trailers

STX Entertainment on Thursday, February 21, 2019 released the trailer:
Poms | Official Trailer | Own It Now on Digital HD, Blu-Ray & DVD.

Story intro

Martha, a woman who is slowly dying of cancer, decides to forego cancer treatment and move to a retirement community to simplify her life in preparation for her death. Martha checks in and meets the "welcoming committee" including the supervisor of the community, who gives Martha a tour and explains that every resident must belong to one of the community's clubs. That night, Martha tries to sleep but is unable to due to the loud noise coming from her neighbor, Sheryl's house. Martha calls the community deputy to stop the noise. Sheryl and her party sneak into Martha's house to evade the deputy. After a brief conversation, Sheryl convinces a very annoyed Martha to let her party take cover there. From that night on, Sheryl becomes very interested in becoming Martha's friend, inviting her to various meet and greets, which Martha ignores. After a little while, Martha gives in and she and Sheryl get to know each other better. Sheryl learns that when Martha was young she was a cheerleader but quit before her first game to take care of her ill mother. Sheryl convinces Martha to start a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, as the supervisor said that it was ok to start a club. Sheryl and Martha hold tryouts for the squad and pick several enthusiastic members to complete the minimum requirement of eight club members. The cheerleading club illustrates the point that it is never too late to follow your dreams.

Cast

Diane Keaton
Martha
Jacki Weaver
Sheryl
Pam Grier
Olive
Celia Weston
Vicki
Alisha Boe
Chloe
Rhea Perlman
Alice
Charlie Tahan
Ben
Phyllis Somerville
Helen
Bruce McGill
Chief Carl
Carol Sutton
Ruby
Ginny MacColl
Evelyn
Patricia French
Phyllis
Sharon Blackwood
Gayle
Alexandra Ficken
Paige
David Maldonado
Tom (as Dave Maldonado)
Karen Beyer
Barbara
Afemo Omilami
David
Frank Hoyt Taylor
Paul
Suehyla El-Attar
Shopper
Joséphine Roth
Susan (as Jessica Roth)
Angela Mitchell Kronenberg
Judge (as Angela Kronenberg)
Annie Jacob
Cheerleader
Jacqueline Clay Chester
Committee Member
John Atwood
Tim Nichols
Robert Larriviere
Volunteer
Leon Lamar
Widower
Dorothy Steel
Dorris
Charles Green
Announcer

About

Principal photography began in July 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The film Poms was scheduled to be released on May 10, 2019 (United States), on June 27, 2019 (Germany) and on September 27, 2019 (United Kingdom) by STX Entertainment, Diamond Films, ACME, Entertainment One, Freeman Film, Mis. Label, NOS Audiovisuais, Phars Film, Remain In Light, Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, Seven Films, Ster-Kinekor Pictures, The Searchers, Ukrainian Film Distribution, United International Pictures (UIP), Universum Film (UFA) and Eagle Films.

The duration of the film is 90 minutes. With a budget of $10 million, the film grossed over $16.5 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Poms got average rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: pomsmovie.com

IMDB: Poms

Wikipedia: Poms (film)

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