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Martha moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl, Olive and Alice, proving that it's never too late to follow your dreams.
Comedy - This inspirational comedy is primarily aimed at women, in
particularly older ones, but it has enough appeal in its humor and
message to be well received outside the target audience. Fans of
Diane Keaton and Jacki Weaver will especially enjoy though other
familiar names such as Rhea Perlman and especially Pam Grier have
much smaller roles. Some suggestive humor and mature subject matter
may be of concern to some parents, but most will find this safe
viewing for pre-teens and above, especially for girls.
Diane Keaton BOOK CLUB, LOVE THE COOPERS, 5 FLIGHTS UP Pam Grier WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED: ON THE 7TH DAY, JUST WRIGHT Jacki Weaver MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, STOKER Rhea Perlman THE SESSIONS Dir/Prod/Wri: Zara Hayes TV's - DIAN FOSSEY: SECRETS IN THE MIST
PROFANITY: 9 S-words; 2 GD's; a few others SEX/NUDITY: Some alcohol. VIOLENCE: Hits played for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: A car chase. COMEDY: Constant banter, wisecracks, physical gags, sometimes suggestive and often old age-related.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average This cast of old pros may not be up to flips and basket catches, but they keep things lively. Keaton is as radiant as ever and Weaver is clearly having a blast. The main cast does far better than the script in conveying both a sense of sisterhood, and the exquisite poignancy of the friendships that bloom as the end of life approaches...
NY PostFull Review Poor "Poms” is an embarrassment. Keaton, whose character secretly has cancer, overplays, and big-personality actresses like Pam Grier and Rhea Perlman are unfairly muted. Jacki Weaver as the promiscuous Sheryl is the only winner here.
The GuardianFull Review Poor ...wastes the talents of its cast and fails to provide the crowd-pleasing moments it so desperately needs. ...a crushingly useless bit of froth that struggles to deliver even the basest of pleasures. Scenes are perfunctory and flat, characters are thin and anonymous and dialogue is without insight or real humour.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 32 moviegoers:
The critics didn't think much of this movie, but moviegoers enjoyed it very much, with most loving "Poms."
TEENS:The lone female loved it.
ADULTS: Seventeen of the 26 females LOVED "POMS." Another eight enjoyed it very much, rating it "above average."Only one rated it as low as "good/average." Even the guys enjoyed this , obvious, chick flick. Of the five guys, four enjoyed it very much and one loved it.