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Soft Fruit (1999)

Three sisters and their ex-con brother return home to nurse their mother, who is dying of cancer.

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Cast

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Patsy
Linal Haft ...
Vic
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Bo
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Josie
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Nadia
Alicia Talbot ...
Vera
Dion Bilios ...
Bud
Gezelle Byrnes ...
Elly
Jordan Frankland ...
Thomas
Cheyenne Dobbs ...
Gertie
Marin Mimica ...
Swifty
Glenn Butcher ...
Tony
Terry Weaver ...
Podge
Trevor Mills ...
Smudge
Barry Evans ...
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Storyline

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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It's not where you're going in life See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

28 October 1999 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Pehmeä hedelmä  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,051, 19 March 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,132, 26 March 2000
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1.85 : 1
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Written by Conrad Gozzo and Billy May
Performed by Yma Sumac
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28 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie in Turin Film-festival last November, and I hope it's coming soon on "regular" screens. I was emotionally moved because story and cast remembered me the true story of a friend of mine, whose mom died a few times ago. The plot escape from gender clichés and the characters are round and well performed. Andreef shows her skillness in directing, learned collaborating with Jane Campion for several times. But she also shows how far their views can be distant, moreover if you compare this movie to Campion's last one.


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