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Overall Rating
4.09

Awesome53.19%
Worth A Look: 27.66%
Average: 0%
Pretty Bad: 12.77%
Total Crap: 6.38%

5 reviews, 17 user ratings


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Soft Fruit
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by Eman

"Andreef's debut into feature film works a treat."
4 stars

Andreef’s short films have always shown great skills for a feature film. When it came time to create a feature, I was worried that she might fall victim to the quirky Aussie trade mark of filmmaking and use a dysfunctional family gathered for one last flight as the joke. But she pulled it off.

SOFT FRUIT tells the tale of a blue collar family in the industrial area of Port Kembla who gather for their dying mother. Normally families come together after the death of a parent. But in this instant the mother is still alive and part of the fun as each child comes home with a suitcase full of problems and past confrontations. And what a joy it is to sit back and watch.

There are a few questionable moments but the film pulls together in a tight 102 minute package with the help of Andreef’s creative talent and respect for the characters.

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originally posted: 10/17/99 18:21:19
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User Comments

2/07/14 Matt I loved the off-beat but real characters. Add some morphine and there ya go! 5 stars
11/01/06 CLAUDIA WALSH ENJOYED THE FILM. CHARACTERS WERE FUNNY AND REAL. WOULD SEE IT AGAIN 4 stars
10/20/06 Lisa Bromley this movie is full of a bunch of ugly, bitchy women who have niether class nor grace. mostl 1 stars
1/17/05 Mr Smartypants The soft fruit should rightfully be directed at the makers. 1 stars
1/02/01 anouk johanna renewed interest in australian film making, displaying a form of realism that is generally 5 stars
10/17/00 neilb best Oz film of 99. Wonderful 5 stars
9/03/00 Joey Jo Jo Jo ABSOLUTE BOLLOCKS 1 stars
7/25/00 Maraguerite Beck-Rex Involving, enjoyable, even believable except for the father's dialogue towards the end. 5 stars
5/27/00 SwatchDog I was an extra, lol.. This movie was quirky, original and captivating! A++ 5 stars
5/05/00 bill buninyong best australian film for years 5 stars
3/03/00 Sara Best movie I have ever seen 5 stars
3/03/00 Paul Really Good 5 stars
3/02/00 Courtney Great 5 stars
12/08/99 Paul An incredible comedy-drama and a "could be" real life story 5 stars
11/10/99 Elizabeth Barlow Absolutely LOVED it!! 5 stars
11/05/99 loch a movie thatgives an authentic image of our diverse selvesnature to it 5 stars
10/23/99 Belinda I just loved it ! 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  17-Mar-2000 (R)

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Australia
  28-Oct-1999 (R)




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