12A
1hr 38mins

June Squibb shines in her first leading role, as a 93-year-old grandmother who sets out on a motorised scooter mission to reclaim scammed money, in this irresistible Sundance favourite action-comedy.


The 12:00 screening on Wed 24th July is a Silver Screen event.

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Josh Margolin
12A
Comedy
Infrequent strong language
English

Squibb, who did most of her own stunts in the film, plays Thelma Post, a feisty 93-year-old grandmother who gets conned by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson (The White Lotus’ Fred Hechinger). Determined not to let the con artist win, she sets out on a treacherous quest across Los Angeles, accompanied by an aging friend (the late Richard Roundtree, in his final performance) and his motorized scooter, to reclaim what was taken from her.

Inspired by a real-life experience of  debut director  Josh Margolin’s own grandmother, Thelma puts a clever spin on movies like Mission: Impossible, shining the spotlight on an elderly grandmother as an unlikely action hero. With infectious humor and a poignant emotional undercurrent, Margolin employs the familiar tropes of the action genre in hilarious, age-appropriate ways to tackle aging with agency.

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