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Film Info
Release Year:2024
Production Country:Switzerland
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Josh Margolin
Cast:June Squibb
Fred Hechinger
Richard Roundtree
Parker Posey
Clark Gregg


Inspired by a real-life experience of writer-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.


When 93-year-old Thelma Post gets duped by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson, she sets out on a treacherous quest across the city to reclaim what was taken from her.


With affectionate humour, Margolin employs the familiar tropes of the action genre in hilarious, age-appropriate ways to tackle themes of ageing, mortality, and human frailty. In the first leading film role of her over 70-year career, Oscar-nominated veteran character actor June Squibb portrays the strong-willed Thelma with grit and determination, demonstrating that she is more than capable of taking care of business — despite what her daughter Gail (Parker Posey), son-in-law Alan (Clark Gregg), or loving grandson Danny (Fred Hechinger) might believe.