Different for Girls
Different for Girls (1997)

An off-beat love story provides the framework for this quirky British melodrama. Paul and Kim meet when their vehicles collide. Paul is fascinated with the attractive Kim. It turns out that the two were childhood friends in Catholic boys… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 12, 1997
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

Emanuel Levy

Charming, offbeat serio comedy about the relationship between a macho and a transsexual

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The story has a TV movie shorthand calculation and slightness.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

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

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Rob Gonsalves

Different for Girls staggers around, keeping its lovers apart as in any conventional romantic comedy.

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James Berardinelli

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

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

As Kim, Mackintosh's performance finds and holds the right notes, of shyness, determination, privacy and love.

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Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online

What makes this wonderfully deranged film fly is Rupert ("Maurice"; "Where Angels Fear to Tread") Graves.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
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… More
Leigh Ryan
Sweet and funny.
Leo L
Hmmm....I could have sworn I rated this before. Oh well. Good movie. Good story plot.