Poms

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It's never too late to chase a dream.

Diane Keaton moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier and Rhea Perlman in this uplifting comedy.

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Directed by

  • Zara Hayes('The Battle of the Sexes (2013)', 'Clothes to Die For')

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Comedy

90mins

Rating: PG Coarse language & sexual references

USA, UK

NZ Herald (Toby Woollaston)

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There are many corny moments ... But on the whole, one can't deny Poms has a life-affirming quality and an emotionally charged finish that'll have you leaving the theatre on a high.

Stuff.co.nz (James Croot)

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File under forgettable fun.

Hollywood Reporter

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It lands as voyeuristic condescension and flattens the presumably full lives of women elders into hollow inspiration fodder.

New York Times

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An uncomfortable blend of sickness and silliness, this dancing-past-the-graveyard comedy suggests that the many travails of aging can be endured if you only gather enough friends and surrender enough dignity.

Variety (USA)

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The blueprint for a genuinely inspired, warm-hearted dramedy is indeed there, it's just that the filmmakers can't figure out how to properly utilise what they have.

Associated Press

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It's fine to make a film that's just supposed to make an audience smile (hello, "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again") but this film doesn't even get close to that level of joy.

The Guardian

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The women in Poms deserve better and so do we.

Newshub

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Inoffensive and well-meaning, the performances elevate it but don't entirely save it.