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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 »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





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?


The cast includes two Oscar winners: Renée Zellweger and Jon Voight; and two Oscar nominees: Greg Kinnear and Djimon Hounsou. 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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Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 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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You never know where a dream will take you.
15 April 2018 | by AregieSee all my reviews

I am not a regular viewer of Christian films, and I was kind of surprised that this film is considered one. But I guess when the initial distributor dropped the picture at the last minute, a Christian company picked it up. But why, if a movie conveys decent human values, and there happen to be a couple of scenes in a church, is it pigeonholed? It's message is not overtly Christian, yet it is so powerful it should speak to anyone, religious or not. I was truly shocked to read that the critics' reviews were not entirely favourable, that they thought it saccharine, and simplistic in terms of racial issues. Because of a dream, a couple of rich white folks befriend an old homeless black man, and it changes not only their three lives but those of many people in the community. I don't think that's self-congratulatory; it's TRUE! I thought all the characters were well developed, given that there wasn't a ton of backstory, but just enough. They were portrayed fairly but all they faced demons in their own ways. I was so moved and touched by the story, especially by the truly stunning acting of Djimon Hounsou, and by the scenes of his childhood in Jim Crow Louisiana. I'd easily see this again just for Hounsou's acting alone. What would anyone want to change? I am baffled.

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Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Same Kind of Different as Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson, Mississippi, USA See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,591,985, 22 October 2017

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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