Not much happens in Poms, but it is comical and enjoyable at times.
The story revolves around Martha (Diane Keaton) who has given up her forty year residence in New York and moves to Georgia. Her new home is in a gated community filled with retired folks but mostly women as Sheryl (Jacki Weaver) points out when she reveals there are not enough men in the community.
Martha reveals early on that she is suffering from cancer and has refused to take the procedures that might stop the disease and prolong her life.
At her new location she is constantly pushed by Sheryl to join a group or two and to get off the couch and join the happy world of the retirement community. Eventually Martha divulges her bucket list top choice. She always wanted to be a cheer leader and just missed out as a high school student.
So, the majority of the film revolves Martha and Sheryl gathering an eight member group of older women to develop a cheerleader team that can compete with the young athletic teens at the local high school. They are helped by the one cheerleader that is interested in their success. Alisha Boe plays that part and brings more curves to the senior band of creative performers. Another youthful part is played by Charlie Tahan who is the grandson of Sheryl and is living illegally in her apartment. He provides the driving skill to move the troop to the location of the big tournament.
Without much creative writing the film creates some conflict with the association leader played Celia Weston, but not too much.
The film treats death with comedy and fireworks without dwelling on the down side, after all everyone except the two kids are just a short step from the end.
If Poms is not spectacular and very creative, it is non-the-less enjoyable to watch.