The Sum of Us (1995)
Average Rating: 6.3/10
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Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 5
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Three years before he became a household name in Hollywood with 1997's L.A. Confidential, Russell Crowe starred in this Australian drama, the directorial debuts of Geoff Burton and Kevin Dowling. Crowe plays Jeff Mitchell, a young gay man and the son of widower Harry Mitchell (Jack Thompson). The two live together while they both search for a special someone with whom to spend their lives. And while Harry is more than comfortable with Jeff's sexuality, his new lady friend isn't, leading to
Mar 8, 1995 Wide
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The novelty of this Australian working class comedy of manners is that sexual orientation is not a probelm. Father and gay son (nicely played by Russell Crowe) enjoy the kind of warm, amiable relationship thast's unheard of and unseen in American films
A second look reveals everything wrong with the movie, but on first pass, it's well-performed and enjoyably crafted.
An excellent Aussie effort with ripper performances from Crowe and Thompson
Effective translation of a theatre piece. Russell Crowe's best performance.
Plumbs the depths of a loyal and loving relationship between a father and son.
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