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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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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and drug content | See all certifications »
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28 October 1999 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

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

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$11,132 (USA) (24 March 2000)
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Those quirky Australians....
14 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

An exceedingly human film of humor, love and life. I saw it for the first time today and want to see it again right now. I usually like Australian film, when it's not melodramatic, and this film is admirable that it doesn't sink to the horrible depths other films might - given the subject matter - to grab you with it's realism. Another user commented that it was good to see the women in this film that weren't wafer thin, and I would have to agree wholeheartedly! It's a refreshing departure, given the typical Hollywood fare. As is this film, I would recommend it without hesitation!


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