THE SUM OF US, a warm and deeply affecting comedy-drama from down under, centers on the unconventional relationship between widower Harry Mitchell (Jack Thompson), a ferry captain, and his 24-year-old son Jeff (Russell Crowe), a plumber. The twist on this father-and-son tale is that Jeff
is openly gay and Harry is boisterously supportive.
When Jeff brings home his date, a handsome gardener named Greg (John Polson), Harry keeps interrupting at inopportune moments. He offers his son's suitor romantic advice, asks how he takes his tea in the morning, and discusses safe sex. Over beers in the backyard, Harry also gets Greg to open up
about his feelings and dreams. ...