This true story film follows the lives of Ron and Debbie Hall, art dealers with more money than they need, have everything they want… except for a loving marriage. When Ron’s unfaithfulness is brought to light, his wife Debbie invites him to stay, as long as he remains truthful and does what she asks of him. She requests that Rob serve the homeless at an inner-city rescue mission, though he would prefer not to. When she meets a homeless man that was in her dreams, she feels called to befriend him and surprisingly so does Ron. This new friendship begins to change their lives and when Debbie gets struck down with illness their friendship and faith is put to the ultimate test.
With strong production values, the film is visually appealing and really does justice to the book upon which this film is based. Fans of the book will not be disappointed.
The story is brilliantly portrayed and brought to life from a strong cast including Renée Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight. Bringing across their emotions and struggles, they really draw you into the film and take you on their life journey. There is humour, there is sadness and there is hope and this film really brings you to that place of showing love and forgiveness to everyone including your family, neighbours and helping those who are forgotten. We see that God can use dreams to change lives and brings a strengthening message to keep strong in your faith even when life gets tough.
Same Kind Of Different As Me is an emotional, powerful and inspiring film that prompts us to love others as Jesus did and as we should and out of that comes forgiveness, hope and faith.