Soft Fruit (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  28 October 1999 (Australia)
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Three sisters and their ex-con brother return home to nurse their mother, who is dying of cancer.


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Gezelle Byrnes ...
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Terry Weaver ...
Trevor Mills ...
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For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only given a couple of weeks to live. One comes from America with her two children. A divorced sister also comes with her child and sneaks off regularly to meet a mystery man who may be her ex-husband. The third & youngest daughter is an unmarried nurse aware of her ticking biological clock. The only son chases after his grumpy father who seems to not care a whit about his wife's circumstances. The four are also faced my their mother's dreams to accomplish a few things before she dies - to visit a beach she had visited in the past, to see her youngest married, and to visit Paris. She also wants to be embalmed and be honored with a 21 gun salute. Thus the whole group has to set off in the quest to fulfill their mother's wishes. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and drug content | See all certifications »





Release Date:

28 October 1999 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Pehmeä hedelmä  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,051 (USA) (17 March 2000)


$11,132 (USA) (24 March 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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This movie was very moving and one of those movies that makes you think about life and the choices that you make. In my opinion Soft Fruit did not get as much attention as it deserved and was over looked. Jeanie Drynan is a great actress and has starred in such movies as Muriel's wedding. In Muriel's wedding Jeanie's character was such a sad character to follow but you could truly feel her pain and struggles. The line up in Soft Fruit is fantastic and the acting is also believable and enjoyable. I still can't find a copy of Soft Fruit and have not seen it since the year it was released. It speaks volumes when you see a movie and still think about it 12 years later. I can't even find it on Netflix but, if you are fortunate to run across this movie you should watch it.

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