Greg Kinnear is wading deeper into the sickly-sweet-yet-tear-salted holy water of the Christian niche market. Three years since doing Heaven Is for Real, he now stars alongside Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight in the latest “based on a true story” religious adaptation, Same Kind of Different as Me.
The film sees Kinnear as Ron Hall, an international art dealer in need of help with his marriage. Lucky for him, he finds that help when, through painfully strained smiles, he manages to befriend a
magical negro “dangerous homeless man” (Hounsou). Zellweger plays Hall’s wife and “a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.” Her performance is best described as “The Blind Side‘s straight-to-video sequel.”
Above, have a look at the film’s fairly fleshed-out “teaser,” which for some reason gives Kinnear the voice-over of a hardboiled detective story. The full film will fill theaters and our hearts on October 20.