"Poms" is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Zara Hayes.
The starring cast includes Diane Keaton as Martha, Jacki Weaver as Sheryl, Pam Grier as Olive, Celia Weston as Vicki, Alisha Boe as Chloe, Phyllis Somerville as Helen, Charlie Tahan as Ben, Bruce McGill as Chief Carl, Rhea Perlman as Alice, Carol Sutton as Ruby and others.
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STXfilms on Thursday, February 21, 2019 released the trailer for "Poms" you can watch here:
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Here is a short review of "Poms" movie plot summary.
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.
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"Poms" movie release date was scheduled to be on May 10, 2019 (United States), on June 27, 2019 (Germany), on July 25, 2019 (Hungary) and on September 27, 2019 (United Kingdom) distributing by STX Entertainment, Diamond Films, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), ACME, Albatros Film, Mis. Label, NOS Audiovisuais, Phars Film, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, Seven Films, Ster-Kinekor Pictures, The Klockworx, Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), United International Pictures (UIP), Universum Film (UFA), VVS Films, Eagle Films, Remain In Light and The Searchers.
The duration of the film is 90 minutes. With a budget of $10 million, the film grossed over $16.5 million.
"Poms" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began in July 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Poms" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 35/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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