Movie Review: POMS
This film is directed by Zara Hayes and it stars Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Alisha Boe, Celia Weston and Rhea Perlman.
This film is about Martha (Diane Keaton) who does not have any family and decides to move into a senior retirement community. Hoping for some tranquility she hopes to spend her last years in this community. She soon meets Sheryl (Jacki Weaver) an outgoing and full of life neighbor who refuses to take no for an answer. The two become close and decide to make their own club of Cheerleading.
I’ll start by saying that Golden Girls is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. Just recently I watched Book Club (and enjoyed it) so now here I am with POMS. I’m going to be completely honest with you guys, I enjoyed this film!! I don’t understand why it has a low rotten tomatoes score I guess I agree with the 29% of film critics. This film is funny and absolutely realistic. Realistic in a sense that this entire film was believable to me. We all know that cheerleading is involved and therefore dancing is involved too and I appreciated that they didn’t try to be too extravagant with the moves. This movie is a reminder that we are all dying (with all due seriousness that’s the only thing we’ve got guaranteed in this life) and that we might as well live our dreams before we die. Not only must we live our dreams while we live but it’s never too late to pursue them. Diane Keaton was magnificent in her role of Martha but my personal favorite is Jacki Weaver as Sheryl. I was very invested in Martha’s and Sheryl’s friendship. I found the friendship between Martha and the rest of the cheerleaders believable and even relatable. I did have some tears in my eyes towards the end and awkwardly they were both happy and sad tears. Overall I had a good time seeing this film.
I give this film a 6.8 out of 10