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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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6 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Patsy
Linal Haft ...
Vic
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Bo
Geneviève Lemon ...
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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Genres:

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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$11,132 (USA) (24 March 2000)
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1.85 : 1
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The funniest Australian Movie in Years
21 December 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw Soft Fruit for the second time to day and I have to say I loved it even more the second time round. This is the funniest movie I have seen in ages. There are many things that make this movie work. Firstly the realism of the family. They looked like they were a real family and that they belonged together. Not only that but it was their surroundings. They didn't live in the best house, they didn't have the best jobs, they didn't drive the best or the fastest cars. They were like real people living real lives. The good humor in this movie made it even more enjoyable. I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for a real story, with real people and real laughs.


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