Inspiring: My review of movie "Same Kind of Different As Me"

This weekend saw the release of "Same Kind of Different as Me" on October 20, 2017. Check out my review below!

Same Kind of Different as Me

about the film...

SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME is based on the inspiring true story of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), who befriends a homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in hopes of saving his struggling marriage to Debbie (Renée Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. Jon Voight plays Hall's father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life. Based on the New York Times bestseller.

A list of theatres it has been released in is available at this link: so check and see if it's playing near you!

my thoughts...

"Same Kind of Different as Me" is an inspiring movie that will make you laugh and make you cry as you journey with Ron and Debbie to follow the path God has set them on. I thought that the actors all turned in fine performances, though my favourite one by far is Djimon, who plays the homeless man to remarkable affect. As viewers are treated to the story of his own past, including the abuse he suffered and the mistakes he made along the way, it becomes utterly clear that it is just too easy to judge someone by what you see on the outside, without any appreciation for the life experiences that have brought them to the place they are at.

I think that Debbie's experience of having a God given dream that leads her and her husband to together serve at a soup kitchen is wonderful indeed, and reminds me that God continues to work in unexpected ways - and through unexpected people. Ron Hall does not at all appreciate, at first, that he is doing anything worthwhile when he partners with his wife in serving the community. Yet in the end, though he may have thought he was blessing others, he and Debbie end up being blessed themselves! Isn't that always true when you follow God where he leads?

Both my wife and I quite enjoyed this powerful movie, and I encourage everyone to take the time to see this one for yourselves - you won't regret it! The acting is solid, and the story has been brought to life on the big screen in a way that will long linger on your mind.

**The opportunity to view a pre-screening of this film was provided by GrafMartin & Pure Flix for the purposes of this unbiased review.