Poms (2019) Movie Review

Poms was released on May 10, 2019 and directed by Zara Hayes. This was a movie that I wasn’t expecting a lot out of going in. However, I somewhat enjoyed the movie and I got quite a few laughs out of it. There were still some things that bothered me in it, but I think the good outweighed the bad.

Diane Keaton was the main character of the story as she played Martha. Overall, I thought that she did a pretty good job of playing her character. Alisha Boe also did a good job in her role of the younger cheerleader who eventually became part of the group and helped the older women. None of the characters seemed to have a whole lot of charisma to me. They were mostly all older and besides a few that were very comedic most of them were just straightforward characters. Still, I think that the cast in this movie did a pretty decent job.

The story of this movie was very unique. It was refreshing to see a new story, rather than the now common superhero films, or any other reboots. I think that is the main strength of this movie. It offers a new story and it definitely appeals to an older audience, however I think that younger viewers can enjoy it too.

There were several things in this movie that bothered me. One issue that bothered me quite a bit was that for over half of the movie I kept getting close up shots where all of the tops of the characters heads were cut out due to how it was filmed. I don’t know if that was just because of the theater I was at (I hope that was the case), but it happened quite often and annoyed me. Another issue was that the younger cheer group drama seemed like it was a bit much. I would hope that a younger group of kids wouldn’t just instantly start making fun of a group of older people. I feel like that is somewhat unrealistic, however it wasn’t a huge issue for me. The first half of the movie was also pretty boring to me, but the second half saved the day.

Poms was a refreshing movie that wasn’t executed perfectly. It offered several laughs throughout and I think that it can appeal to a wide range of audiences. I give Poms a 6 out of 10 on the scale of awesomeness as it was fairly enjoyable, but just fell flat on a few parts. I would just recommend waiting until this movie is released on blu-ray to see it unless the story really appeals to you.

Thank you for reading this review and feel free to comment what you thought about Poms. You may also suggest any movie or TV show reviews or rankings you would like. As a fairly new review writer I would also appreciate any constructive criticism or feedback on my writing. Thanks! Cinema lovers unite!

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