REVIEW: Poms a good-natured, if conventional, comedy

The truth is, I’d watch Diane Keaton in basically anything. So it was no surprise to me that her latest effort was immediately on my radar.

Poms is the film equivalent of a bowl of ice cream. There are very few flavours people will pass up, and Poms goes down easy and every provides a few laughs.

The flick about women at a senior living facility who form a cheerleading club is funny, light-hearted and, at times, even a bit of a tear-jerker.

Poms does not work without its incredible, devoted cast: Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, and Pam Grier are hilarious and endlessly charming women, who prove they can shine at any age.

But among them, Cheers alum Rhea Perlman is the best here. She is so funny — so absolutely endearing — here, that it’s hard to focus your attention anywhere else when she’s on-screen.

This film may not be particularly inventive or fresh, but it’s suitable for a trip to the movies with mom or grandma, and it’s inoffensive fun. Take it at face value, and just enjoy it.

3/5 Stars

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