Check out the trailer of Same Kind of Different as Me starring Renee Zellweger!
Based on a best-selling book, and apparently based on a true story, the film essentially follows a wealthy white woman who befriends a homeless black man, and both of their lives get better. And while I wouldn’t quite say the movie looks problematic, it certainly trades on some well worn clichés. Here’s the official synopsis:
“SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME” is the story of an international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) who must befriend a dangerous homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife (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.
Co-starring Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight, “Same Kind Of Different As Me” opens on February 3, 2017.
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