Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Sum of Us (1994)

Director: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling

Stars: Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson, Deborah Kennedy

Jeff is a young gay man and a plumber living at home with his father, Harry. His father is completely excepting of Jeff being gay, but he just wishes that Jeff would find a nice guy to settle down with. One night at the local bar, Jeff runs into Greg, a local garden. Jeff is really into to Greg, but when he brings Greg home and he meets his dad things go wrong. Greg cannot handle the way Jeff and his dad's relationship is so honest and open, so Greg leaves. Harry starts to date only to find a woman that he sees a future with, but he has a stroke leaving him disable. Jeff has to start taking care of his dad around the clock.

This is a gay movie, but how the movie was made it is more about the relationship between a father and son. It is not a normal relationship being as open and honest that it is. It's the type of relationship that people should long for. This is truly a beautiful movie in every single way. Some of the dialogue seems a bit force and too sudden, but it still works for the movie.

The reason that Russell Crowe did this movie is because he had just starred in Romper Stomper, a Neo-Nazi skinhead movie. His next move was to star in a gay movie, since he received a lot of hate from the previous movie. He went further in the movie than I thought he would. It was almost a gay sex scene, but all that was shown was the two characters making out.

The movie had a great story about relationship. no matter the sex or the age. The is a movie for anyone to watch. You do not have to be gay to watch this movie and still get the message. If you find it on or rent a copy, then I think you should watch it. You will not regret watching this movie at all. Enjoy. 

The Sum of Us (1994) Trailer
The Sum of Us (1994) Full Movie

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