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Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 20 October 2017 (USA)
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International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.


Michael Carney


Ron Hall (based on the book by), Denver Moore (based on the book by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Kinnear ... Ron Hall
Renée Zellweger ... Debbie Hall
Djimon Hounsou ... Denver Moore
Jon Voight ... Earl
Olivia Holt ... Regan
Austin Filson ... Carson
Geraldine Singer ... Tommye
Daniel Zacapa ... Julio
Dana Gourrier ... Willow
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Chef Jim
Ann Mahoney ... Clara
Theodus Crane ... Tiny
David Dino Wells Jr. ... Mister (as Dino Wells)
Pedro Lucero ... Killer
Mary Hunter Johnston ... Little Girl


Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) lost track of what matters most in life. It took an affair, a confession, a dream and an unlikely friendship with a homeless man to help him remember. From the outside, Ron Hall's seemingly charmed life looked pretty perfect: He had a flourishing art business, a beautiful wife, Debbie (Renée Zellweger), two fine teen children, and an amazing fifteen thousand square foot house in Fort Worth, Texas. But appearances can be deceptive.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


This was originally set to be Renée Zellweger's first movie in six years. This movie had a release date in April 2016, but was later pushed to February 2017 and hereby Bridget Jones' Baby (2016) became her first big screen appearance after her hiatus. See more »


When Denver drives Miss Debbie to the garden courtyard to have a starlight dance with her husband, how does Denver learn how to drive? It was said he didn't read, didn't have money to get a driver's license, nor have opportunity to take a driving test. See more »


Ron Hall: "All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner."
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References Tavis Smiley (2004) See more »


Beulah Land
Arranged by John Davis and Alan Lomax
Performed by John Davis, Bessie Jones, Nat Rahmings, Hobart Smith & Ms. Ora
Recorded by Alan Lomax
Courtesy of Odyssey Production, Inc.
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Good movie, based on real people and their stories.
10 March 2018 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

My wife and I watched this at home on DVD from our public library.

This is based on real people and their stories. Dallas and Ft Worth area fine art dealer is Greg Kinnear as Ron Hall. He is somewhat happily married to Renée Zellweger as Debbie Hall. We find out somewhat early in this movie that he has been stepping out on her and he attributes that to their very cooled off relationship, having been married 19 years and now with two teenagers.

Debbie is persistent, she calls the woman and tells her she probably won't be seeing Ron anymore, she still loves him and is determined to get their relationship back to where it was.

She takes what at first seems to be a strange approach, she brings him to a rough part of town where many homeless hang out. She and he will help serve food to the homeless, something she has been doing unknown to him. Her strategy is, if her husband can reconnect with what is important in life, instead of business meeting after business meeting, they can get their spark back.

In the process they meet Djimon Hounsou as Denver, one of the homeless and also very angry. When he comes in with a baseball bat and starts smashing things. But Debbie is unafraid, she recognizes the man needs friendship. In the process we find out Denver's rough early life in Louisiana, and seven years at Angola for robber as a teenager, he grew up pretty much detesting white folks. But he gains redemption as well as Ron.

In a smaller but important role Jon Voight is really good as Earl, who is Ron's father but there is lots of friction. At the end of the movie during the credits we see photos of the actual Hall family as well as Denver.

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Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Jackson, Mississippi, USA See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,591,985, 22 October 2017

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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