Sure, there are lots of action movies out there as the weather warms up (Avengers anyone?). Not that we don’t enjoy some on-screen thrills, but also popping up on screens are great films featuring stories that are especially resonant for women our age.
Two releases have us totally jazzed:
Watch what happens when half a dozen pals of 20-plus years spend a special weekend together.
Poms, opening in theaters on May 10th, stars Diane Keaton as Martha, a newbie at a retirement community, who answers the question, “What brings you here?” with a deadpan, “I’ve come here to die.” Looking for a new project, Martha decides to start cheerleading again (yup, those kinds of poms…pom-poms) because she had to drop off her high-school squad due to a family emergency. It’s her turn to rewrite her personal history and achieve a little “Give us a G!” glory.
With her fellow residents (among them: Pam Grier, Rhea Perlman and Jacki Weaver) who also harbor a long-buried dream of being on a squad or just trying something new, a team forms and heads to a local competition. One big difference versus years past: This time, they’re cheering for themselves. Sounds like our kind of Aging Boldly message.
Also debuting on May 10th: Wine Country, a comedy film on Netflix. It’s produced by, directed by and stars the always hilarious Amy Poehler. Also featured Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer (sounds like an SNL reunion to us.) As six friends celebrate a 50th birthday by traveling around the vineyards of Napa, CA, the women see their longtime foibles surface for better and for worse. One woman is a Type A planner, trying to keep everyone on schedule…let’s just say that doesn’t always go so well. Watch what happens when half a dozen pals of 20-plus years spend a special weekend together and big ole glasses of wine loosen everyone’s lips. Cheers to that!