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Initial DVD release  June 3, 2003
Country  Australia
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Duration  
Language  English
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Director  Geoff Burton Kevin Dowling
Release date  12 July 1994 (1994-07-12) (Australia) 3 March start date (start date-1995-03T08) (UK & US)
Writer  David Stevens (play), David Stevens (screenplay)
Directors  Kevin Dowling, Geoff Burton
Music director  David Faulkner, Brad Fiedel
Cast  Jack Thompson (Harry Mitchell), John Polson (Greg), Deborah Kennedy (Joyce Johnson), Joss Moroney (Young Jeff), Mitch Mathews (Gran), Julie Herbert (Mary)
Similar movies  Another Country, Saved!, Beautiful Thing, Just a Question of Love, Mambo Italiano, Rock Haven
Tagline  We're all just . . . The Sum of Us.

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The Sum of Us is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film version of the play The Sum of Us. Directed by Kevin Dowling and Geoff Burton, the film starred Russell Crowe and Jack Thompson. The screen adaptation mimics the play's device of breaking the fourth wall with direct to camera conversational asides by both Harry and Jeff.

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Plot

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Widower Harry Mitchell (Thompson) lives with his gay son Jeff (Crowe), with both men struggling in their searches for true love. Harry is completely comfortable with his son's sexuality, and is almost over-eager in his support for his son's search for a boyfriend. Harry meets an attractive but judgmental divorcee through a dating service, and this leads to some conflict between the two main characters. However, when Harry suffers a stroke and loses the power of speech, the story takes a darker turn, becoming a meditation on the enduring strength of love, both familial and romantic, in the face of adversity.

Box office

The Sum of Us grossed $3,827,456 at the box office in Australia.

Awards

Stevens' screenplay won awards from the Australian Film Institute and the Montréal World Film Festival, and the movie was named Best Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

References

The Sum of Us (film) Wikipedia
The Sum of Us (film) IMDb The Sum of Us (film) themoviedb.org


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