Soft Fruit
Soft Fruit (1999)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics say that while Soft Fruit might be difficult to watch -- dealing as it is with terminal illness -- it is an emotionally genuine, warm film. The ensemble cast are also praised for their excellent portrayals of a family.

Jessica Winter
Village Voice

It hurls its humanity at you like rotten tomatoes.

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Gene Seymour

Frequent indulgences in sentiment and caricature.

Hollywood Bitchslap

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.

Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

It's not especially well-written: It shifts uneasily between grotesque humor and pathos.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

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.

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Andy Klein
New Times

It has its own oddball virtues.

Andrea C. Basora

The outcome is clear from the beginning. But getting there proves a rare revelation.

Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz


Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Not every quirky family story deserves attention, but Soft Fruit stands out.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Lafe Fredbjornson
A sad movie about kids coming home to their terminally ill mother, and dealing with old unresolved issues with each other, and the grumpy father.