The Fruit is an example of an original concept that is delivered via a simple method but the way in which it is presented makes it work perfectly.
The story itself isn’t original. There are many films about alien invasions, but this one has a unique perspective and a new way of exploring the story.
Keeping the film contained works well to get the audience invested in the character. Keeping the alien hidden is also a clever way of keeping the audience watching for a reveal that never happens.
Strong performances help give the film nuances that may not otherwise have been there. The lead has little dialogue but through facial expressions and movement a character is created. A voiceover can often distract from a narrative but the delivery of this one really added to the piece.
The design of the film enhances its uniqueness. The warm colour palette and visual effects add to the retro feel of the film making it a joy to watch.