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I love watching a good inspirational film; even if they make me cry like a baby, they make me feel good. Same Kind Of Different As Me is an inspirational and heartwarming film, which stars Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger and Djimon Hounsou.
Based on The New York Times best-selling book, and recipient of the Dove Foundation seal of approval for ages 12+, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME follows successful art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear, Heaven Is For Real) and his wife Debbie (Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s Diary), who seemingly have the perfect life. But when their faith and family are tested, an unlikely bond with a homeless drifter (Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond) leads them on a remarkable journey that forges an everlasting friendship. “Loaded with surprising twists and turns” (Jim Ferguson, KGUN9 ABC Tucson), SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME shows how a simple act of kindness can change everything.
I’d never heard about this book or the film, so I was very excited to learn about this true story and get inspired. Then it dawned on me, I’m so tired of the constant negative in the news. Why isn’t any of the positive uplifting stories ever shown. Let’s change that.
Same Kind Of Different As Me is the perfect family friendly movie, I’d say age 10+ as it may not keep the attention to the younger crowd. Mason enjoyed it just as much as me. It was such a great movie, very inspiring and had me crying a number of times. It opened my eyes a little more to the world around me, that sometimes good could be sitting right in front of you wearing a mask. Or that all folks make a wrong turn at least once in their lifetime, some may just need an extra hand making the right. And that kindness is truly spreadable.
It reminded me about the last time my husband and I were in Seattle for a concert, we were walking on the sidewalk with all the other people. Some walking to and from somewhere, while others settling down in their bed for the night. It made me sad that so many of us could just walk on by ignoring those unfortunate folks, not even acknowledging them. So, next time your passing by a homeless person give them a SMILE, what do you have to loose?
I’m sharing a few of my faovrite quotes from the movie. Check them out below:
“When you is precious to God, you become important to Satan.” – Ron
“Our limitation is God’s opportunity. When you get all the way to the end of your rope and there ain’t nothin you can do, that’s when God takes over.” – Denver
“But sometimes we has to be thankful for the things that hurt us,’ I said, ’cause sometimes God does things that hurts us but they help somebody else.” – Ron
“I used to spend a lotta time worryin that I was different from other people, even from other homeless folks. Then, after I met Miss Debbie and Mr. Ron, I worried that I was so different from them that we wadn’t ever gon’ have no kind a’ future. But I found out everybody’s different – the same kind of different as me. We’re all just regular folks walkin down the road God done set in front of us. The truth about it is, whether we is rich or poor or somethin in between, this earth ain’t no final restin place. So in a way, we is all homeless – just workin our way toward home.” – Denver
If you love inspirational films or just looking for the perfect movie for family night, check out Same Kind Of Different As Me. Amazon has the DVD for only $12.99 and/or purchase the book for only $5.70
If you’re looking for an idea to do something kind for someone, please check out my 25 Random Acts of Kindness post.