Same Kind of Different As Me

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 from God, will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

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  • Rated PG
  • Violence – An enraged homeless man wields a baseball bat, striking furniture, windows, and an automobile; also sets a fire. Flashbacks show a young African-American boy threatened and ostracized, the victim of racial slurs. There’s a death towards the end of the film that is quite emotional.
  • Language – “Bull’s balls.” Multiple racial slurs, including the “N” word.
  • Drinking, Drugs & Smoking – A key character is an alcoholic who’s a mean drunk in several scenes, spouting racist insults. Mention of Viagra, Red Devils.

This is not film for kids, Wayne suggests the film is more suited towards late teens and onwards. There might be some conversations you could have with older kids around some of the content.

It’s a little uncomfortable to watch, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch the film though. Some themes that come out of this film are looking beyond what you see on the surface (don’t judge a book by it’s cover). Forgiveness, and pushing through the tough stuff (trials and tribulations) to get to the other side.

There is a very light sprinkle of ‘cheese’. Ultimately its very roar and gritty. It feels like they glossed over a few things, that the film makers could have explored more.

Wayne said it took a couple of days to process everything that happened. He said it was inspirational and encouraging, but it’s not a feel-good film.