I spend too much time looking for shows and movies that my husband and I can watch in the evening once the boys are asleep. He likes action and I like romantic comedies. Both of us are looking for an escape, a way to relax, something less educational or thought-provoking to just let us blow off steam.
However, there are some movies that come our way that do the very opposite. They are movies that inspire us, grab our attention and hold on to us in our thoughts and in our actions.
Same Kind of Different as Me will be that kind of movie.
Just watching the trailer with my husband brought me to tears. And my husband vocalized immediately how he would like to see the movie as soon as it comes out. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long. The movie features an all-star cast including Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight. Here’s a look at the trailer:
This movie is what everyone needs to see as soon as it comes out. It needs to be watched, it needs to be shared and it needs to be discussed. The movie is based on the New York Times bestseller that tells the real-life story of Deborah and Ron Hall and their relationship with Denver Moore. Paramount and PureFlix allowed me to see some exclusive extended clips as a blogger and I can tell you this movie will touch your soul.
Based on the trailer, I believe this would be an appropriate for older children (tweens and teens) since it is a mature topic, expressed with difficult stories to hear and watch. Even for adults, this will not be an easy movie to see. This movie addresses a very real topic in our world that is right in our backyards and the topic is handled with real-life scenarios with very real characters. This movie does not sugarcoat the issue. And that is why it will be very powerful to its audience.
I remember I used to walk with an angry and strong face when I was younger, getting to university downtown. I put my guard up to protect myself from men who would look at my body, or people who might think of robbing me. Silly but true. I was on guard, and I was just a kid.
Imagine how a homeless person must feel. How they must guard themselves daily? And if they make it to a shelter or food bank, imagine the guard they must have then?
Helping others in times like this should not be hard for those that have, but it’s the fear of unknown. Could this person be aggressive to me? Could this person be rude or invasive? But what Ron Hall says is this:
“Instead of looking at the situation as “What’s going to happen to me if I talk to them?” instead think “What’s going to happen to them if I don’t talk to them”.”
My goal is to read the book this week because in the behind-the-scenes clips I watched, quotes were shared and I think the book will be just as important to me.
This earth is not our final resting place, so in a way we are all homeless just working our way towards home – from the book, Same Kind of Different As Me, co-written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
I am thoroughly thankful that this book and movie have made their way into my life, and I am so happy to share it with you. I’d love to know if you plan on seeing this movie. It may not be readily available in all theaters, but I will be searching for it. To find our more about the movie visit samekindofdifferentasmemovie.com.