Different for Girls (1997)

Different for Girls



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

When courier Paul crashes his motorcycle into Kim's cab, Paul is fascinated by Kim and swears that he's seen her before. Paul has seen her before; they were childhood friends at a Catholic boys school before Kim's operation when she was Karl. Eventually their relationship becomes something much deeper.

Rating: R (For nudity, brief graphic sexuality, and strong language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tony Marchant, Tony Merchant
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 13, 2001



as Kim Foyle

as Paul Prentice

as Karl Foyle

as Young Prentice

as Gabrielle Atwood--De...

as Recovery Agent

as DS Cole

as Taxi Driver

as PC Alan

as Sergeant Harry

as Prosecuting Solicito...

as Mike Rendell

as Barry Stapleton

as Biker Jim

as Receptionist

as Young Man at Gig

as Magistrate

as Dispatch Manager

as Nosey Woman

as Matthew Payne
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Critic Reviews for Different for Girls

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (11)

Toplined by handsome Brit thesp Rupert Graves, offbeat serio comedy concerns the evolving friendhsip and eventual love between a rambunctious macho and a quiet insecure transsexual.

Full Review… | June 12, 2006
Top Critic

The story has a TV movie shorthand calculation and slightness.

Full Review… | July 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It's a lot of fun.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

One of the reasons why Different for Girls works is because of the caliber of acting.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

There are all kinds of love relationships in this world, and perhaps they all deserve a romantic comedy this unflinching and this sensitive.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

This irrepressible and sensitive romance brings new flavor to the term odd couple.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Different for Girls


Overall, this movie was ok. I never entirely bought Kim as a woman however. It just seemed like two dudes in a gay relationship, which was fine. My biggest problem with the film is one of expectation, I think. I expected better. While this movie didn't put me to sleep, the plodding story ultimately leaves you feeling like you could have done something better with the movie's running time of 96 minutes. Just sayin..

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Sweet and funny.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Hmmm....I could have sworn I rated this before. Oh well. Good movie. Good story plot.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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