Starring: Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Rhea Perlman, Celia Weston, Phyllis Somerville, Alisha Boe, Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill
Comedy directed by Zara Hayes. The story follows Martha (Diane Keaton), who after moving into a retirement community, starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), Alice (Rhea Perlman), and Olive (Pam Grier), proving that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
[referring to Sun Springs Retirement Community]
Vicki [to Martha] We got everything you could ever need. Over a hundred clubs.
Vicki Well, what brings you to Sun Springs?
Martha: Oh, I’m just here to die.
Sheryl: Hi. Moving in.
Sheryl: I was hoping you’d be a man. There’s not enough erections around here as it is.
[referring to her cheerleader uniform]
Sheryl: What’s this? You were a cheerleader?
Martha: My mother was very sick, so I quit the team.
Sheryl: Maybe you should give it another shot.
Martha: We want to start a cheerleading club.
Vicki Who will you be cheering for?
[auditioning for cheerleaders]
Martha: Show us what you’ve got.
Alice: I always did want to be a cheerleader. I asked my husband.
Sheryl: What did he say?
Alice: “Over my dead body.”
[attending Alice’s husband funeral]
Martha: That was fast.
Sheryl: A little too fast, if you ask me.
[Alice looks over at them]
Alice: See you at practice.
Sheryl: A competition?
Sheryl: Let’s sign up.
Sheryl: We could do with a little help.
[to a teenage cheerleader]
Sheryl: We want you to be our choreographer.
Cheerleader Trainer: The oldest category is eighteen plus.
Sheryl: We’re eighteen plus. Eighteen plus fifty.
Cheerleader Trainer: [to Martha] I’m not going to lie to you, it’s going to be a lot tougher than I thought.
[as they are practicing]
Ruby Jenkins: When I jump too much I get dizzy.
Cheerleader Participant: I had my knee replaced.
Sheryl: Did I mention, I had chlamydia?
Martha: Yeah, you did, along with a shocking amount of other information.
Sheryl: Martha, what about you?
Martha: Me? No, I’m fine. I’m fit as a fiddle.
Sheryl: Why didn’t you tell me?
Martha: I’m dying.
Sheryl: You were dying yesterday, and you’re going to be dying next week. In the meantime, you should be dancing your ass off.
Sheryl’s Grandson: You are going to humiliate yourself!
Alice: I can’t do this.
Martha: We’re all so worried about what everyone else is thinking, when of course the only thing that really matters is what we think about of ourselves.
Cheerleader Trainer: I never had a grandma before, and now it’s like I have eight.
Sheryl: You’re one of us now, except with higher boobies.
Cheerleader: Break a hip.
Sheryl: Get pregnant.
[to her cheerleading squad]
Martha: I know you’re scared. I’m scare too. But there’s no one I’d rather go out there with.
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