The Pom Pom Girls (1976) - Comedy, Romance

Hohum Score

91

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A group of carefree high school seniors are having the time of their lives, filled with sex, romance, and teen high jinks.

IMDB: 5
Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Robert Carradine, Jennifer Ashley
Length: 89 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 4 out of 26 found boring (15.38%)

One-line Reviews (16)

THE POM POM GIRLS is not a good movie, but it's an entertaining "drive-in" flick -- excellent to "make out" to.

Incredibly Boring .

Accordingly, I rate this incredibly boring film as definitely below average.

" Being able to catch it again, remastered in 2001, I enjoyed it!

Do these kids care about anything other than engaging in behavior inspired by the Greek god Dionysus?

I think I prefer these kinds of movies that are virtually plot-less because that seems to be how teenage life was back then, not quite dwelling on the up and coming future, just concerned for "the here and now.

It should be noted that Crown International Pictures-perhaps one of the most successful of the drive-in distributors-was responsible for this and they always made many quite enjoyable B-type movies of this genre like Malibu Beach (which also featured Susan Player) and The Van (which also featured Bill Adler).

The vibe and lack of plot of the two movies are very similar.

My favorite was a food fight scene that has Carradine and Adler taking their time in Laurel-and-Hardy slow burn-like fashion.

Pretty Slow and With No Real Plot .

This results in a film that ultimately feels empty-headed, hedonistic, and shallow.

In fact, while The Cheerleaders was a sex farce through and through, The Swinging Cheerleaders went back and forth between comedy and drama, and Revenge of the Cheerleaders was a contrived chaotic mess, The Pom Pom Girls seemed more life-like in presenting the teen hijinks and seeing how some friendships and relationships develop overtime despite some still contrived moments like the football game devolving into a free-for-all fight!

I wasn't a 70's teen, but I imagine it must've been mighty fun living during that specific time..to be honest, "The Pom Pom Girls" doesn't have a plot to speak of, really just a series of events leading up to a race of suicidal chicken over a chick between Carradine, who is just a charming, unpredictable, reckless rascal, and Bill Adler who must've been in 20 of these movies in the 70's.

Instead we get a procession of largely entertaining sequences.

The duo find themselves in a film though where little occurs plotwise - something that results in large lulls in between memorable moments such as Carradine urinating out of a window.

so, I rented this, and actually enjoyed it.