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The Sum of Us (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  8 March 1995 (USA)
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A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

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Cast

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Harry Mitchell
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Greg
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Joyce Johnson
Joss Moroney ...
Young Jeff
Mitch Mathews ...
Gran
Julie Herbert ...
Mary
Des James ...
Football Coach
Mick Campbell ...
Footballer
Donny Muntz ...
Ferry Captain
Jan Adele ...
Barmaid
Rebekah Elmaloglou ...
Jenny Johnson
Lola Nixon ...
Desiree
Sally Cahill ...
Greg's Mother
Bob Baines ...
Greg's Father
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Storyline

Set in Sydney, Australia. A (heterosexual) father and his gay son are trying to find Ms/Mr Right respectively. The film shows their relationships with one another and the objects of their affection as tradgedy strikes. There is no overt 'message' in the film, just a very natural, entertaining story-telling. Written by Fred Curtis <fred@cs.su.oz.au>

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A surprising comedy of love. [Australia Theatrical] See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

8 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 3,465,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$766,464 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Harry Mitchell: [about Jeff] He won't be meeting any girls tonight. He's what you'd call... *cheerful*. Can't bear that other word.
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The One and Only You
Written by Mark Seymour, Hunters & Collectors (as Hunters and Collectors)
Performed by Hunters & Collectors (as Hunters and Collectors)
Courtesy of Mushroom Records
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Worth a look no matter what your sexuality ( or age ).
14 August 2006 | by (Upstate, NY) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this film I liked it for it's ability to reach such a wide audience. Male, female, gay, straight, young and old. With superior acting and a quiet, simple tone, it's stellar on so many levels. I like this movie more each time I see it. I usually hate when character's speak to the audience but this is one of the few occasions where it works well. One of Crowe's best performances. It was great to see a gay character that wasn't stereotypical in any way... just a guy but a guy that isn't afraid to be sensitive or tough without being wishy washy or macho. A great dead-on performance of an everyman who just happens to like men. Supporting cast is great. All performances feel natural. Directing is straightforward and the editing is lyrical. If you're heterosexual, don't be put off. The themes here are universal. A great slice of cinema no matter what your sexuality.


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