Different For Girls
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
The off-beat love story between Paul and Kim provides the framework of this quirky British melodrama. The two meet after the taxi in which the attractive Kim rides collides with manly courier Paul and his motorcycle. Paul is utterly fascinated with Kim and swears that he has seen her before. He has. In fact the two were childhood friends in Catholic boys school, but back then, before the operation, Kim was named Karl. Now as a woman, Kim works as a successful writer for a greeting-card company while Paul, still wild and irresponsible, gets work while he can. The two gingerly renew their… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"The subtlety with which Mackintosh conveys her complicated mixture of vulnerability, defensiveness and pride makes [Kim] one of the most fully realized characters to be portrayed on the screen in a long time."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Charming, offbeat serio comedy about the relationship between a macho and a transsexual"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Bland and conventional, despite the sex-change angle, Different for Girls is ultimately not different enough."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"Not funny. Not interesting."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The story has a TV movie shorthand calculation and slightness."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"This irrepressible and sensitive romance brings new flavor to the term odd couple."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Different for Girls staggers around, keeping its lovers apart as in any conventional romantic comedy."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"The film engages the audience on a gut level so that we care about Kim and Prentice."
‑ Leslie Rigoulot, Film Scouts
"I don't mean to be a stick-in-the-mud, but apart from school days and friendly shared memories, these two truly have nothing in common."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
"One of the reasons why Different for Girls works is because of the caliber of acting."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"As Kim, Mackintosh's performance finds and holds the right notes, of shyness, determination, privacy and love."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"What makes this wonderfully deranged film fly is Rupert ("Maurice"; "Where Angels Fear to Tread") Graves."
‑ Brandon Judell, Critics Inc./America Online
"It's rather ordinary stuff."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"Richard Spence's film doesn't have the courage to examine forcefully the issues at its center."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
More reviews for Different For Girls on Rotten Tomatoes