The Sum of Us (1994)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Release Date - Jul 12, 1994 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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 tension and a personal struggle for Harry. Based on the play by screenwriter David Stevens, The Sum of Us was the 1994 recipient of the Austalian Film Institute's Best Adapted Screenplay award.

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acceptance, father, homosexual, parent/child-relationship, son, stroke [medical], widow/widower

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