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
  • willphelan - 2 July 2024
    Thelma is a delight. It's got a lot of heart and a lot of humor to it. June Squibb is great in the lead role and she has a wonderful ensemble around her including the late Richard Roundtree (who knocked it out of the park here). The movie brings awareness to the serious topic of senior scams and also explores what it is like to outlive your friends. The jokes pretty much all landed for me and I think this movie is a great one to see with your grandparents if you can. Josh Margolin clearly brought a lot of passion to directing this project and it turned out awesome. I highly recommend watching this one.
  • LaurieMann - 26 June 2024
    Fun Flick About Fighting Back
    I first noticed June Squibb in About Schmidt 22 years ago. It turned out I'd seen her in other movies & TV shows, but About Schmidt was the first time she left an impression, then in Nebraska 10 years later she really made me remember her.

    The lead in Thelma was the perfect role for her. Squibb has long had an interesting face & voice; I could watch her totter around her apartment all day. The details in this movie are excellent - not all old people live in the same way. Some are more detached from reality, but while Thelma & her friend Ben may suffer confusion from time to time & make bad decisions, they are both with it.

    The main relationshionship examined in this movie is between Thema & her grandson Danny. They both have issues over agency & their ability to take care of themselves, but Danny is almost always there for his grandmother.

    The plot hinges on Thema's desire to retrieve the $10,000 she lost to an online scammer. She can't drive anymore, so she borrows a motorized scooter from her friend Ben who joins her on her quest.

    Spoilers After various adventures, they locate the scammer. The scammer was an older man aided by his grandson.