Poms is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you're never too old to 'bring it!' It starts with Martha, terminally ill, moving to the retirement village with the intention of dying without joining any activities. Her neighbour is the total opposite, always looking to have good time. Martha is the one who ends up establishing the squad. There are many contrasting characters, reflecting the range of people we come across in life – downtrodden wife, elderly mother whose son has control of her finances, women who want to live their dreams. These are in contrast with some who want everyone to toe the line in a prescribed way. There is also the contrast between the older women and the teenage cheer leading squad. Some good performances and an entertaining film showing that you are never too old to find yourself, and that family is not necessarily those related by blood. It is a fun film, generally well liked. We could not agree a rating with opinion ranging from 2.5 to 5 out of 5.
Only two people were able to see the second film – Men in Black: International. This is the latest film in the Men in Black franchise. For the genre it was a reasonable film with some good performances. It started slowly, but once things started happening it improved, even though there were holes in the plot. In hearing the comments about the film, it sounded very much like the old style “Goodies and Baddies” films of an earlier era, brought into the future. Science fiction, with good use of CGI. It was rated as 3 out of 5.
Our film for discussion at the 14 August class is a Red Joan, (with Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson and Stephen Campbell Moore) which screens at BPACC between 18 July and 30 July