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 her treatment and to simplify her life in preparation for her death, Martha moves out of her apartment in New York and moves to a retirement community called Sun Springs in Georgia. When Martha checks in, she meets community supervisor Vicki, who gives Martha a tour of the community, where she explains that every resident must belong to one of the community's clubs. When Martha moves into her new house, she meets her next door neighbor Sheryl. Later at night, Martha is unable to sleep due to loud noise coming from Sheryl's house, prompting 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 as she convinces a reluctant Martha that they can stay at her house. From that night on, Sheryl becomes interested in being Martha's friend and invites her to various activities, but Martha ignores it. While staying at home, Martha watches a television program about fireworks being used for funerals and she makes plans to use fireworks for her own funeral. A few days later, she accepts Sheryl as a friend and after talking with each other to get to know each other, Sheryl learns that Martha was a former cheerleader and she had to quit before her first game to take care of her ill 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.


Diane Keaton
Jacki Weaver
Pam Grier
Celia Weston
Alisha Boe
Phyllis Somerville
Charlie Tahan
Rhea Perlman
Bruce McGill
Chief Carl
Carol Sutton
Ginny MacColl
Patricia French
Alexandra Ficken
Sharon Blackwood
David Maldonado
Tom (as Dave Maldonado)
Karen Beyer
Afemo Omilami
Frank Hoyt Taylor
Suehyla El-Attar
Joséphine Roth
Susan (as Jessica Roth)
Angela Mitchell Kronenberg
Judge (as Angela Kronenberg)
Annie Jacob
Jacqueline Clay Chester
Committee Member
John Atwood
Tim Nichols
Robert Larriviere
Leon Lamar
Dorothy Steel
Charles Green


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.


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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