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Soft Fruit (1999)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanie Drynan ...
Patsy
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Vic
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Bo
Geneviève Lemon ...
Josie
Sacha Horler ...
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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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:

Pehmeä hedelmä  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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