Deceived by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson, a 90-year-old woman sets out on a quest to reclaim what was taken from her.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Stars: Fred Hechinger, Parker Posey, Malcolm McDowell, June Squibb, Clark Gregg, Richard Roundtree, Nicole Byer, Coral Peña, Chase Kim, Sheila Korsi, Annie O'Donnell, Hilda Boulware, Zoë Worth, Ruben Rabasa, Quinn Beswick, Bunny Levine, Annie Korzen, Ivy Jones, Sandra Lee Gimpel, Aidan Fiske
  • Director: Josh Margolin
  • tashajeric - 29 June 2024
    Absolute must see! With the whole family!
    Gather up! Bring your kids, bring your grandmas, get all the good snacks and watch this movie in theaters! What a FRESH idea for a movie. Love these geriatric comedies! Nothing is funnier than the things that come out of elderly people's mouths! This tapped into areas that many movies don't go. It showcases a realistic, yet humorous and very tender part of life. What do you do when all your friends are dying and you're losing your independence more and more by the day and the kids you once raised are now overly protective over you? You got nothing left to lose.. mine as well get buck wild!!!! 😜
  • bbickley13-921-58664 - 24 June 2024
    What an Action movie
    When did the late great Richard Roundtree becomes the cat who's the sex machine for all the old White chicks? He played Jane Fonda's love interest in Moving On now he's June Squibb's partner in this "Crime Thriller" This new trend to make movies starring older actresses lost one of their best romantic leads in 2023.

    This movie needed an action star to justify it and it got that in Shaft. It also had a decent character villain in Malcom McDowell, which justifies my perception of it. I mean it has the prefect action premise: "They stole her money now she has to get it back!" It's funny how because the cast was old as dirt it made a lot of things, they were doing far more suspenseful: walking upstairs, riding a moped, falling. I do feel like you got to be the right age to feel the danger and be able to laugh at it. If I was 30 to 40 years older I possible think this was a horror flick.

    So yeah, it was a delightful film about what grandma means to everyone when they get old enough to need to worry about them more than usually. A bit grim if you are coming to that age when you are a burden to one's family. Also, a touching love letter for a filmmaker who obviously loved his own grandmother.

    The emotional thrill ride was intense even though most of the cast can't move that fast but it definitely makes you want to call your grandma after it's over.
  • chenp-54708 - 29 January 2024
    Fun and delightful movie
    Watched this at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

    "Thelma" isn't perfect but as a whole, it is a fun and entertaining movie about the lives of elderly people, issues of scam calls and family with fun energy, good direction and a wonderful performance from June Squibb. Director Josh Margolin does a pretty good job on blending comedic and dramatic elements together into the narrative with good humor, fun characters and interesting dynamics between the characters. Squibb's character was highly entertaining to observe and while the other characters were okay, I found each of the characters to have some decent chemistry and energy together.

    The production is solid, the camerawork is okay, and the dialogue is pretty good, while some moments could be better. Margolin has a lot of fun references to Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible and he was able to add the jokes and references well into the narrative and action that is occurring in the movie. Although I did found the ending to be slightly anticlimactic and a little unrealistic, as a whole, the heart in the movie is strong and Margolin clearly put a lot of passionate into this project.

    Fun movie to watch with friends and it really is sweet.