The Sum of Us
The Sum of Us (1995)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Effective translation of a theatre piece. Russell Crowe's best performance.

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

A second look reveals everything wrong with the movie, but on first pass, it's well-performed and enjoyably crafted.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Plumbs the depths of a loyal and loving relationship between a father and son.

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Clint Morris

An excellent Aussie effort with ripper performances from Crowe and Thompson

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

There are noble notions here, but the film is far too heavy-handed to realize them fully.

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Red Lats
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… More
jay nixon
Beautifully acted by two fine actors with a refreshing attitude to a modern father-son relationship.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Sum of Us," Jeff(Russell Crowe), a 24-year old plumber who lives at home with his dad, Harry(Jack Thompson), is attracted… More