Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me Information

Same Kind of Different as Me is a 2017 American Christian drama film directed by Michael Carney, in his feature directorial debut, and written by Ron Hall, Alexander Foard and Michael Carney. It is based on the 2006 book of the same name by Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent. The film stars Greg Kinnear, Rene Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, Olivia Holt, Jon Voight, and Stephanie Leigh Schlund. The film was released on October 20, 2017, by Pure Flix Entertainment.


After Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), a selfish successful art dealer, admits to cheating on her, his wife Deborah (Rene Zellweger) forces him to volunteer at a homeless shelter. There Denver Moore (Djimon Hounsou), a homeless ex-convict, helps him to change his life.


  • Greg Kinnear as Ron Hall
  • Rene Zellweger as Deborah Hall
  • Djimon Hounsou as Denver Moore
  • Jon Voight as Earl Hall
  • Olivia Holt as Regan Hall
  • Stephanie Leigh Schlund as C.C.
  • Dana Gourrier as Willow
  • Lara Grice as Bobby's mother
  • Theodus Crane as Tiny
  • Mykel Shannon Jenkins as B.B.
  • Nyles Julian Steele as Chook
  • Daniel Zacapa as Julio Larraz
  • Ann Mahoney as Clara
  • David Jensen as Bum
  • Kenda Benwar as Janet
  • Ty Parker as Bobby
  • Thomas Francis Murphy as Chef Jim
  • Geraldine Singer as Tommye Hall
  • John Newberg as Hank
  • Austin Filson as Carson Hall
  • Calvin Williams as Uncle James


On October 20, 2014, Rene Zellweger joined the cast to play Deborah. On October 28, 2014, Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight joined the cast. On November 7, 2014, Olivia Holt joined the cast to play Regan Hall. Principal photography began on October 27, 2014, and ended on December 19, 2014.


The film was originally scheduled to be released on April 29, 2016, but was pushed back to February 3, 2017. On December 30, 2016, the film was pushed back to October 20, 2017, and was acquired by Pure Flix Entertainment. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 20, 2018.


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 33% based on nine reviews and an average rating of 5.3/10. On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 47 out of 100 based on seven critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

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