In a world where nothing is certain and we live in a time where anything can and does happen, sometimes it’s nice to just laugh and poke fun. This is what Fruit Punch allows us to do.
The film looks at the difference a financial situation can create between people. Their attitudes and morals can completely change. Whilst it does use humour to convey its narrative there is a genuine message within it.
The film is kept simple and hinges on the performances which are sound. The relationship between the two brothers is nuanced and flawed which helps create characters that are both funny but also relatable.
The humour is just enough that it works. It isn’t show horned in and it doesn’t feel forced which is often the case. The simple design allows the audience to truly appreciate the writing and performances.
A funny piece that is also thought provoking.