Poms is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Zara Hayes.
Starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston, Alisha Boe, Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Rhea Perlman, Bruce McGill, Carol Sutton and others.
STX Entertainment on Thursday, February 21, 2019 released the trailer:
Poms | Official Trailer | Own It Now on Digital HD, Blu-Ray & DVD.
Martha (Diane Keaton), a woman dying of cancer, decides to forego further treatment, and relocates from her apartment in New York to a retirement community called Sun Springs in Georgia. When Martha arrives at Sun Springs, she meets community supervisor Vicki (Celia Weston), who gives Martha a tour of the community, where she explains that every resident must belong to one of the community's clubs.
Martha moves into her new house and promptly meets her next door neighbor Sheryl (Jacki Weaver). Later at night, Martha is unable to sleep due to loud noise coming from Sheryl's house, forcing her to call the community's security chief Carl to stop the noise. But Sheryl and her party sneak into Martha's house to evade Carl, where she convinces a reluctant Martha to allow them to hide there. From that night on, Sheryl becomes interested in being Martha's friend and invites her to various activities, but Martha resists.
Martha watches a television program about fireworks being used for funerals, and makes plans to use fireworks for her own funeral. A few days later, she accepts Sheryl as a friend, and while getting to know each other, Sheryl learns that Martha was a cheerleader, where she had to quit before her first game to care for her ailing mother. Sheryl says that Martha should try to be a cheerleader again. After thinking about it, Martha goes to see Sheryl at a high school where she works as a substitute teacher and convinces Sheryl to help her start up a cheerleading club in Sun Springs.
After convincing Vicki to allow them to start the club and to recruit the minimum requirement of eight members, Martha and Sheryl hold tryouts. Six women join: Olive (Pam Grier), Alice (Rhea Perlman), Ruby (Carol Sutton), Evelyn (Ginny MacColl), Phyllis (Patricia French) and Helen (Phyllis Somerville). Martha hires Sheryl's teenage grandson Ben (Charlie Tahan) to be their DJ. As the group commences practicing, it quickly becomes difficult for them due to their age and physical conditions. When Vicki tells them they have to find a new place to practice, Sheryl reacts by getting them a spot at a pep-rally at the high school. In the locker room before the rally, they get teased by a group of younger cheerleaders, particularly Chloe (Alisha Boe), one of Sheryl's students. During the pep-rally, Martha's group performs okay until Helen hurts her ankle. When Helen is taken to the hospital, they discover from Ben that a video of them at the pep-rally has gone viral. In addition with Helen's overbearing son Tom (David Maldonado) threatening the group with a lawsuit due to her injury, Vicki and other members of the community vote unanimously to disband the club.
Here is the full cast and characters of Poms.
The film Poms was scheduled to be released on May 10, 2019 (United States), on June 27, 2019 (Germany), on July 25, 2019 (Hungary) and on September 27, 2019 (United Kingdom) by STX Entertainment, Diamond Films, ACME, Albatros Film, Mis. Label, NOS Audiovisuais, Phars Film, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Remain In Light, Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, Seven Films, Ster-Kinekor Pictures, The Klockworx, The Searchers, Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), United International Pictures (UIP), Universum Film (UFA), VVS Films 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 Poms is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Poms filming. Principal photography began in July 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Poms got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 36/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Poms you can get at:
Official website: pomsmovie.com
Wikipedia: Poms (film)