Different for Girls (1997)
Different for Girls Photos
as Kim Foyle
as Paul Prentice
as Karl Foyle
as Young Prentice
as Gabrielle Atwood--Defense Solicitor
as Recovery Agent
as DS Cole
as Taxi Driver
as PC Ken
as PC Alan
as Sergeant Harry
as Prosecuting Solicitor
as Mike Rendell
as Barry Stapleton
as Biker Jim
as Young Man at Gig
as Dispatch Manager
as Nosey Woman
as Matthew Payne
Critic Reviews for Different for Girls
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.
The story has a TV movie shorthand calculation and slightness.
It's a lot of fun.
One of the reasons why Different for Girls works is because of the caliber of acting.
There are all kinds of love relationships in this world, and perhaps they all deserve a romantic comedy this unflinching and this sensitive.
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..
This movie has its heart in the right place, and for a light romantic comedy, it's not bad. The two leads, especially Rupert Graves, are really fun to watch, and regardless of what gender these characters were born with, this is really just another sweet, amusing story about the "bad boy" and "good girl" falling in love, with even more odds stacked against them than usual. It's too bad, then, that the chemistry between these two leads feels forced in all but the sex scene at the end, which is very moving and honest. The plot is also highly contrived, and the attempt to juice it up with some side plots that never go anywhere just makes it seem convoluted. Also be ready to suspend your disbelief where Steven Mackintosh is concerned, because even though he acts like a woman, he doesn't look at all like a post-op transexual, only a cross-dresser.
Sweet and funny.
Different for Girls Quotes
|Paul Prentice:||Did you know that we're all basically female? Men and women? Maleness is just something that's added on.|
|Paul Prentice:||I am straight, you know.|
|Kim Foyle:||So am I.|
|Kim Foyle:||I don't miss it. I never really wanted it. It was a growth coming out of me.That's how you deal with growths. You get rid of them. Well, it was ugly. It was all wrong. Just everything felt wrong and it always had done.|
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