The Sum Of Us - 1994 (R)


Year of Release: 1994
Rated: R
Director: Geoff Burton and Kevin Dowling
Approx. Running Time: 100 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

How is a guy ever supposed to find Mr. Right when his father won't stop trying to help? Boisterous widower Harry Mitchell (JACK THOMPSON, Star Wars: Episode II, Original Sin), and his more easy-going, gay son Jeff (RUSSELL CROWE, Gladiator, The Insider, L.A. Confidential), enjoy a comfortable bachelor life together in suburbia. But there's trouble brewing when Harry decides that it's time Jeff braved the journey toward true love - whether he's ready or not. Now all Harry wants is to help things along a little - and all Jeff wants is a little less help! But when Harry's secret romance with an attractive divorcee puts father and son at more serious odds with each other, these two men will discover the unshakable strength of their relationship and that when it comes to playing the dating game, sometimes father really does know best.

My Comments:

Part father/son bonding movie, part romantic comedy, part gay drama. All in all not a bad movie, but the way it's set up - with the characters periodically looking and speaking directly into the camera - is a little, well, odd. Also, for being labeled a comedy, the movie is a little short on laughs. Worth a look, though, if you are a fan of Crowe, since this role is definitely not like any other he's done.

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Rated R (MPAA)
2 Stars
1994 (Year of Release)
Gay Interest
Romance/Romantic Comedy
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