Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me

Blu-ray Disc - 2018
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International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to Deborah, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

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Nov 14, 2019

Despite a very slow, almost tedious start I loved this film! Will put it on my list to watch again and recommend to friends.

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amanoletters99
Sep 17, 2019

If you look at this film from a human-to-human perspective instead of the religious connotation's implied, it rather a compelling story. Maybe if we all gave a little more of our time and resources to our fellow citizens down on their luck, we could make this world less egotistical and spiteful. Now, wouldn't that be something? I'm going to volunteer more of my time from now on.

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MichelleinBallard
Sep 17, 2019

Renée Zellweger gives a command performance in this heart-wrenching story of loss, agapē, and redemption.

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elfiereads
Aug 18, 2019

Such a great movie...Djimon Hounsou should get a award. I give credit to all the actors...even Renee Zellweger

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jimg2000
Apr 08, 2019

A farfetched human story that seems like a cooked up Christian urban legend except it is based on an unusual true story on love, social indifference, race relations and homelessness. An inspiring film about a modern-day slave, a wealthy art dealer and the unlikely woman who bound them together.

https://www.dallasnews.com/obituaries/obituaries/2012/04/08/denver-moore-homeless-man-turned-inspiring-author-and-speaker-dies-at-75

Apr 2012, Denver Moore, homeless man turned inspiring author and speaker, dies at 75. He was the baseball bat-packing alpha male of the homeless when Ron Hall, a Dallas art dealer, started trying to befriend him in 1998. The men bonded over the next eight years and co-wrote a New York Times best-seller: Same Kind of Different as Me.

Over the years, Ron Hall and Denver Moore visited more than 200 shelters across America to help raise an estimated $32 million to $85 million for the homeless.

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TInez
Mar 09, 2019

Too slow. I turned it off.

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ilovewhippets
Jan 16, 2019

Too syrupy and unrealistic for a true story!

She made her husband get to know a violent homeless man because of a dream she had??

Renee was an obvious miscast! Her interpretation of her character as a wife of a cheating husband was just over the top and not watchable! Also, no one is that perfect! Her voice inflection was annoying, also!
Her husband's actions/ responses were not quite believable, either!

That's the problem with the Christian movies when based on the true stories, ...they seem to think they are writing fairytales! The Christian film-makers just try too hard, perhaps due to the high expectations by the Church Community and its strong commitment to Evangelism!
The Christian industry strives to portray the main characters much better than they were in real life! It's an unachievable idealism and perfection! Christian community ought to stop perpetuating the false narrative that adopting Christian faith will make one's life and character perfect! Life is not Utopia!

Wisdom would be to use the art of subtleness and be more realistic, show imperfections! It would be much more effective!

On the other hand, the other actors were quite good, esp the black homeless man! He was great in his role!

I didn't finish the movie! Too much syrup!

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WA6228
Dec 02, 2018

Story of compassion, friendship, and love, well worth of our time to watch it. People are so different, yet we are the same! Great example of how a religion can make people strong! I only wish that strength humans gain from religions won’t be used for fighting against one another, that happens too often.

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Janice21383
Nov 25, 2018

Yet another religious film about a well-off, depressed man who learns how to care and share from a magical black street person. Jon Voight, I'm not surprised; but Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger and Djimon Hounsou? Is this the best you can get?

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LynJoan
Oct 25, 2018

Inspirational and encouraging. I did go through half a box of tissues though, but all the feelings I had were thanks to the strong characters and real life story. I recommend this.

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jimg2000
Apr 08, 2019

I never met miss Debbie. Miss Debbie met me.
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We haven't been intimate in two years!
-No, we haven't slept together in two years!
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I'm a philanthropist too, okay? You wanna have a benefit, raise some funds,
I'll be the first one to cut a check.
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We must understand that the only thing that we keep forever... Is the things
that we give away. And the more you give, the more you get.
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We'll never know whose eyes god is watching you out of. And it's not going to be who you think it is.
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Whether we're rich or poor, or somewhere in between, we're all homeless, just working our way back home.
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I was pretty sure you gonna cut me loose.
-Yeah. Catch and release.
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I worried i was so different from them that we were never gonna have no kind of future. But what I found out was... Everybody's different. Same kind of different as me. We all regular folks walking down the street God done set in front of us. And miss Debbie... She's a whole 'nother kind of different.

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