Soft Fruit
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An Australian family with more than its share of eccentricities comes together and tries to set aside their differences in the comic drama Soft Fruit. Patsy (Jeannie Drynan) is the mother of four grown children who has learned she's dying of cancer. While her husband Vic (Linal Haft) is ambivalent about Patsy's condition, her kids are concerned enough to all visit her, marking the first time in 15 years the entire family has been under one roof. Josie (Genevieve Lemon) arrives from the United States with her Australian accent gone and two children in tow. Nadia (Sacha Horler), a single… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It hurls its humanity at you like rotten tomatoes."
‑ Jessica Winter, Village Voice
"Frequent indulgences in sentiment and caricature."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"An absolute delight. Heartfelt and surprising from the first minute, no beter film has left Australian shores since Romper Stomper. And yes, I'm including Shine in that."
‑ Oz, Hollywood Bitchslap
"Andreef has expertly captured family laughter."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Boxoffice Magazine
"It's not especially well-written: It shifts uneasily between grotesque humor and pathos."
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"Soft Fruit belongs ... to the divine Ms. Drynan, who plays a dying, unfulfilled, ordinary woman without embellishment or overstatement but with mischievous reserve and surprising sensuality."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"It has its own oddball virtues."
‑ Andy Klein, New Times
"The outcome is clear from the beginning. But getting there proves a rare revelation."
‑ Andrea C. Basora, Newsweek
‑ Kevin Maynard, Mr. Showbiz
"Not every quirky family story deserves attention, but Soft Fruit stands out."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
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