The Sum of Us (1995)
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as Jeff Mitchell
as Harry Mitchell
as Jeff (age 8)
as Football Coach
as Ferry Captain
as Greg's Mother
as Greg's Father
as Woman on Train
as Dad's Brother
as Brother's Wife
Critic Reviews for The Sum of Us
Sexual orientation aside, it's the kind of film that can have you looking past family member faults and focusing on what's important.
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.
Audience Reviews for The Sum of Us
In 1994, I would imagine the idea of father and son, straight and gay, accepting each other without question would have been more groundbreaking. Hopefully in the 20 years since, this would not be such an unusual story.
I loved, loved, loved this movie! Russell Crowe as a nice, handsome gay guy with an awesome dad and they are both wanting to find someone to settle down with, but ... things happen. GREAT movie. And it was sweet and I like sweet movies, with all the ups and downs.
Beautifully acted by two fine actors with a refreshing attitude to a modern father-son relationship.
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