Same Kind of Different as Me

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Faith-based drama based on true story deals with big themes.

PG-13 2017 112 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 13+

Much better then the 2 star review

It was a good story. It was clean, it was sad and it was about kindness to others. It was a little slow but very well done. My husband and I both liked it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 17+

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