Peaches

Synopsis: This is the story of teenage girl Steph, who is brought up by her fiery aunt Jude after her pregnant mother Jass and Vietnamese father are killed in a car crash. The arrival of her late mother's diary reveals the colorful, sexy secrets of Jude and the foreman Alan that allow Steph to reinvent her vision of the world.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Craig Monahan
  1 win & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Year:
2004
109 min
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STEPH:
Every birth is traumatic,

but mine went off the Richter scale.

My dad died neatly, but they reckon

Mom's head got severed clean off.

So you might say

she didn't really have her mind on the job.

[Speaking foreign language]

Jass? Where is she?

[Baby crying]

Miracle! Miracle baby.

Miracle baby.

STEPH:
Where my dad came from,

they have shrines to their ancestors.

Here in Swan Reach,

this sign is the best we could do.

Miracle baby. That's me.

Living proof that miracles

aren't all they're cracked up to be.

- Hi.

- Good day.

Where do I sign?

STEPH:
This is where my mother

met my father and they fell in love.

And on the day she left, so the story goes...

There you go.

... my mother stood on the peach line

with me half bursting out of her belly...

and told them all to go f*ck their jobs.

Of course, you could do that back then.

- Hey.

- Brian.

- How you been?

- I'm... I'm good.

WOMAN:
[Over P.A. System] Forklift drivers

to report to dispatch immediately.

Do not complete your current jobs.

Report immediately to dispatch.

Repeat.

Forklift drivers to dispatch immediately.

[Whistle blowing]

WOMAN:
Peaches!

[Gasping]

[Breathing heavily]

Hold on a minute.

Can I go to the toilet, please?

Too slow. Off the line. Down on the cookers.

- Hey, bub, are you all right?

- Too slow!

Take her off the line. Down to the cookers.

To the cookers.

Come on.

Hey, Alan Taylor can't sack me

on my first day, can he?

How would I know?

- Well, you reckon he's your brother.

- Half brother.

They say he's a real prick.

If you really grew up around here,

how come I've never seen you before?

I took off to see the world, didn't I?

What the bloody hell

do you think you're doing?

Actually, you know what, taking a kid

off the line on her first day and all...

it must be karma.

[All laughing]

- I can't believe you did that.

- Darling, it was a little tap.

- So now he sacks me. Wicked.

- He wouldn't dare.

- Where am I gonna get another job?

- You just have to do better.

Hey.

You know, you can look in my bag

if you like.

Happy birthday, bub.

- Shit, Jude. Thanks.

- Don't swear, darling.

- Who will I ring?

- Well, you ring me.

But you have to use that earphone thing

or you'll get a brain tumor if you don't.

Oh, right.

[Dance music playing]

JUDE:
He's actually taking it out on Steph.

I want her to do the trainee shift.

This bloody dyslexia doesn't go away,

you know.

KATH:
Hello, gorgeous.

JUDE:
Hey, what are you doing here?

I was just gonna ask you guys what

you think about at work so you go really fast.

What we think about?

We think about sex, baby!

They don't. We don't.

They might, but we don't, darling.

KATH:
I do.

JUDE:
Stop it!

- Come on.

- Settle down.

Oh, come on. She's...

[Kath cackling]

GRANDPA:
That's a girl.

- Bit slow for you, Grandpa?

- Fine.

Thank you. That feels... That's good.

This is for you.

It was your mother's.

They gave it to me along with

all the other things from the accident.

Next of kin.

I thought, now that you're all grown up...

- Read it to me?

- Now, that'd be cheating.

- It's my job, isn't it?

- That's right.

The dollar rose. The goal post moved.

We've got to export more.

It's as simple as that.

So we've got to increase productivity

by another 2%.

WORKER 1:
Oh, what?

WORKER 2:
There's no way.

- And we've got to lose a few.

- Oh, great.

JUDE:
Lose a few what? Kilos? Brain cells?

Now, anyone interested

in discussing redundancy...

Oh, people?

So this is just an excuse

to get rid of permanents...

- and replace them with casuals?

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