A major question that lingers throughout most people’s lives is what happens when we get older? Do we wither up and become a shell of our former selves, or do we continue to cultivate our interests into our elder years? This is the question the new movie Poms, directed by Zara Hayes deals with.
Poms is about an aging woman named Martha, played by the legendary Diane Keaton, who moves into a retirement community and seems almost depressed because she is just resigned to live out her days and die. She however is motivated by a friend to start a Cheer leading club for some of the ladies, and they soon discover how to continue to live their lives to the fullest. Hokey? Yes, but it is also heartwarming and has some genuine comedic moments.
Stock Neutral – Diane Keaton is just a legend at this point and doing Poms is not going to hurt or help her legacy. She at least looks like she had a lot of fun doing this one.
Stock Up – Jackie Weaver played the spunky best friend Sheryl in this, not to be confused with her Bird Box character Cheryl. She is raunchy and hilarious the whole time and brings the life and energy throughout the whole movie.
Stock Up – More Rhea Perlman at all times please.
*A couple other tidbits
- Love seeing Charlie Tahan starting to make the TV to Movie transition.
- When Bruce McGill pops up in a movie, you better be damn sure I am paying attention.
Not much else to say here as Poms is a fun movie that has pacing and some overall story problems. But for Zara Hayes first movie it is impressive, and there is definitely a place in the market for enjoyable comedies like this.
*All of my Movie ratings can be found here.