Here, Russell Crowe, yes him, plays a big gay. Jack Thompson plays his father. They have an awesome relationship. Jack is extremely supportive and accepts Crowe's homosexuality like I've never seen in a father-son relationship before.
There are constant reminders that the father is super supportive. He pushes for safe sex. He keeps hoping Russell will find Mr. Right. He tells Russell how lucky he is to have him for a son, it goes on and on.
Seriously, see the movie with someone you like because you'll want to kiss someone.
To top it all off, Russell's grandmother was a lesbian and she is remembered fondly, and Russell plays footy. He's just a nice and ordinary guy.
You will also get to see various types of gays in the movie. Queens, older gays, butch gays (like Crowe) etc. It's great when movies reflect the wide range of gays available.
Forget that you hate Russell. If you see this movie you might actually like him. The movie was shot in 1994, he was 30 then:
There was some homophobia elsewhere in the movie but not inside Crowe's house, and the homophobia was portrayed as something bad.
After the jump, a few more pictures and a little discussion on the mentioned homophobia (which will sort of give away part of the plot).
Crowe's love interest is not much to look at:
But he is nice, a little confused but nice. He is a closeted gardener living with his family. When his father finds out he is gay he is thrown out of the house.
Crowe's father experiences homophobia in his own skin when he loses his love interest (an older lady) when the lady finds out he has a gay son and that he has no problem with it, and that he did not try to change his son.
Homophobic incidents like those still happen. They have got to stop and movies like The Sum of Us help a lot.
Oh, and Crowe shows some skin:
Even some booty (probably a body double -- a bad one):
And some man-on-man action to end our gay review: