The Sum of Us

Synopsis: Set in Sydney, Australia. A (heterosexual) father and his gay son are trying to find Ms/Mr Right respectively. The film shows their relationships with one another and the objects of their affection as tradgedy strikes. There is no overt 'message' in the film, just a very natural, entertaining story-telling.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Production: Hallmark Entertainment
  6 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
67%
R
Year:
1994
100 min
117 Views


- Let's go!

Ah, here we go.

- Jeff, Jeff, Jeff, Jeff.

Oli! Oli!

- First time Dad

took me to Gran and Aunt Mary's

for my holiday, I was, I

don't know, eight or nine.

And I remember playing footy with Gran

and my cousins, in the front yard.

You know those days when

everything's perfect?

One of the greatest afternoons of my life.

You see, Gran would form

us all into one team,

and she'd be the other.

It amazes me to think of the hours

and hours she'd spend playing with us.

She never seemed tired.

Later in the afternoon, she'd play Ludo,

or Snakes & Ladders, or Tiddlywinks.

I used to love those games with Gran.

She used to keep an old Monopoly set

hidden under the stairs,

because Mary wouldn't let her play.

You see, real strict

Salvation Army, Mary was.

I mean, Gran, too, but just

not as bad as Mary, you know.

This one time, Mary went out for a while.

And the minute she's out the door,

Gran whips out the old Monopoly board.

Not a word to Mary, she says.

That was the best game of

Monopoly I've ever played.

Like me and Gran were doing

something really naughty.

Really wrong.

Fire and brimstone stuff, you know.

Some people may think that

those days with Gran and Mary

had a bad influence on me.

Could be right.

After all, I still play footy.

- Stick your friggin' shoulder in his ass!

- Watch it.

- Only doing what he wants.

- Easy!

Now you're heading down to get someone

- Jesus, you blokes!

What do you think you're doing?

Come on.

Oh, go on, get out of here.

Go on.

All the people that you're standing on

All the people that you're standing on

Now you're heading down to be someone

Someone that you've seen in a magazine

Your preminition is coming true

Oh baby you're not so green

No baby you're not so green

No baby not so systematically

waking up the dead

Systematically stepping on my head

You're systematically waking up the dead

Systematically stepping on my head

Now you're heading

down to find something

Something that you

buried in your backyard

Position is coming through all the dirt

That you're diggin' on

All the dirt that you're diggin' on

Now you're heading down to be someone

- G'day, mate.

- You're a woman of the world, Gert.

What do you reckon?

- Are you thinking of

getting hitched again, Harry?

- Just looking.

Systematic waking up the dead.

Systematically stepping on my head

Systematically waking up the dead.

Systematically stepping on my head

Now you're heading down to get someone

Someone that you

should have had years ago

Possession is coming

through all the people

That you're standing on

All the people that you're standing on

All the people that you're standing on

Are hard to get a hand on

Systematically waking up the dead

Systematically stepping on my head

Systematically waking up the dead

You're systematically

stepping on my head

- I'm fucked.

- What was that?

- I said I'm rooted.

- Stopped off for a quickie

on the way home, did you?

- God, you're off

sometimes, you know that?

Put a dirty meaning on everything.

Not lasagna again?

Are you going senile or something?

- Mashed potatoes and veggies.

- We've had it three

times this week, already.

Why can't we have a nice leg of lamb?

We haven't had a roast for yonks.

- Things aren't so wonderful when

you're cooking, you know.

Sausages and chips are a real treat,

when you're in the kitchen.

- I did that nice chicken curry last week.

- So hot it blew the roof of my mouth off.

- Oh, I'm sorry if you

can't stand a little

imagination in my cooking.

I'll stick to frozen lasagna, from now on.

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