Enter for a chance to win free passes to a screening of POMS!

[GIVEAWAY] Enter to Win Passes to the Movie POMS!

Back in the day I was a cheerleader, in high school and college. When I saw the trailer for the movie “POMS” with Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston, and Rhea Perlman, I KNEW this was a movie that I just had to see.

Me cheering in college, 1994 or 95.
Me cheering in college, 1994 or 95.

I miss everything about cheerleading. I miss the camaraderie, the outfits, the jumping, yelling, cheering, traveling… all of it. I didn’t get a mini-me in that regard, my daughter is a gymnast, so if I am ever to enjoy cheerleading again, I may have to just become one all over again… or just watch the movie.

I feel like I’m going to laugh and cry and act a pure fool in this movie, but I’m sure that’s fine, right? I am closer to these ladies’ ages than I am to the 18 year old cheerleader I once was, and for some reason the trailer hit me right in the middle of my feels.

Me as a high school cheerleader circa 1993.

Here’s more about the movie…

POMS is an uplifting comedy about Martha (played by Diane Keaton) a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), Olive (Pam Grier) and Alice (Rhea Perlman), proving that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

Enter for a chance to win free passes to a screening of POMS!
Enter for a chance to win free passes to a screening of POMS!

Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Alisha Boe and Bruce McGill also star. Zara Hayes directed the script by Shane Atkinson. Producing are Kelly McCormick (Atomic Blonde); Alex Saks (Book Club); Mad as Birds Films’ Andy Evans, Ade Shannon, Celyn Jones, Sean Marley and Rose Pictures’ Rose Ganguzza.

Not sure if you can get your significant other to join you for this movie? Well – his dream may have been seeing Pam Grier as a cheerleader, and she is totally in this movie as a cheerleader.

Pam Grier at the premiere of POMS
Pam Grier attends the World Premiere of POMS at Regal LA LIVE on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA Photo: Eric Charbonneau

Tell him dreams do come true, so he may as well come with you! If that still doesn’t convince him, just grab a friend or former teammate and enjoy the movie. You can totally use this as an excuse to make your kids go through your cheerleading photo albums with you too!

Not sure what I was about to say, but I do know I hated these shoes!

I want to know what you always wanted to do when you were younger that you would love to have a shot at doing today – right now, as an adult. Did you always want to play an instrument? Which one? Did you want to be a dancer? Ballet, tap, jazz, or hip hop? Ballroom? Maybe you wanted to be a chef, or play competitive chess? What is the thing you always wanted to do? Share with us in the comments for a chance to win passes!

Related reading: How My Dad Influenced My Decision to Go to Law School

Disclaimer: I was given access to passes for the purposes of the giveaway only. All opinions are my own.

The screening is on May 8, 2019 in Washington, DC at 7 pm. If you can’t make it, but you still want to share your passion in the comments, please do!

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Maria Blanca
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I have always had a fondness for the arts, I would have loved to become a world famous Broadway actress and a fashion model. As close as I got to either one was always being fiercely fashionable! This movie has to be hilarious.

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Ola

I loved seeing your cheerleader photos. I was also a cheerleader for a good number of years. Fun times indeed. I’ll definitely have to check out this movie.

Kiwi
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Kiwi

Omg go Pam Grier it’s good to see her. This movie seems super cute never too old to dance if it’s in your heart.

Mimi Robinson
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I would totally go see this movie and freaking enjoy it. The concept of it all looks hilarious already. I was a cheerleader in High School so this totally speaks to me.

Essence Sylvia Smith
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love the throw back photos of you cheering! I miss my cheer and dance days. When I was younger I always wanted to learn how to play the piano.