Holly on Hollywood – POMS

Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure

Mother’s Day celebrates women of all ages. So instead of reviewing a kids movie, I’m featuring POMS, a humorous look at older women achieving their dreams and living life to its fullest! Hopefully, it will inspire women (and men) of all ages!
POMS stars Diane Keaton as Martha, a woman who decides to move to a retirement community to live out her last days with terminal cancer. Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), her next-door neighbor, becomes her best friend and encourages her to go after her unfulfilled dream of becoming a cheerleader. Together they start a senior cheer club, recruit a group of senior women, and enter a teenage cheer competition to perform their routine. Pam Grier, Rhea Perlman, and 93-year-old Dorothy Steel, also star.
This PG-13 irreverent comedy has plenty of lighthearted, funny and even goofy moments, that take place in a senior living community. There’s crude language, some religious profanity, a few sexual innuendos, a man calls a teenage girl a crude name and Sheryl takes up for her, characters drink wine and Martha is shown leaning over a toilet as her cancer takes its toll. Older women talk about their bodies, physical ailments and dealing with various people who treat them like children and there’s a scene where women are shamed on social media. The women are shown with realistic body types, wrinkles, and imperfections, that audiences will relate to. And the group has a special relationship with teenagers (Alisha Boe, Charlie Tahan) who help them prepare for their cheer competition. Keaton’s wit makes Martha a funny, sympathetic character and Weaver plays the wild and “naughty grandma” with a sweet and feisty spirit. This is a movie that celebrates having a dream no matter how old you are, loving yourself for who you are, and enjoying every day of your life. I literally had a big smile on my face for the last 15 minutes and appreciated its upbeat ending.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~


Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative writer, filmographer, radio and television host, author, and pundit for family values, has established her media expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment. Holly was the first ‘family film critic’ syndicated in over 365 newspapers by The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on various media outlets and can now be seen on Uplift TV, Parables movie channel, and thelaundrymoms.com.

In 2002, Holly was asked by Mel Gibson to film the behind-the-scenes interviews for “The Passion of the Christ”. She produced a one hour special, “The Making of The Passion of the Christ”, that aired on TBN and ION. She has since produced numerous press features for various films (The Passion Of The Christ, Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, etc.) and is listed on IMDB .

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother and mentor, passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!

For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com

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