The Sum of Us-
Quick Summary: Set in Sydney Australia, a father (Jack Thompson) and son (Russel Crowe) search for love. They love each other and accept each other for who they are (straight and gay, respectively) but not everyone can accept them or their relationship. When tragedy strikes, it only deepens their connection.
My Thoughts: This is a very simple but elegant story about what life is about for these characters. I have a pretty strong bond with my family, so I can definitely relate to that. I have a lot of love and respect for both the father and the son, who want each other to be happy- I want them to be happy, too! It's sort of nice to have a gay movie with characters who feel this real. No magical save-the-day solutions, no overt morality lessons, no bucket-loads of angst. Just a great story about great characters that's heartwarming.