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5.0 out of 5 stars Different For ... Just About Everything
What a brave and unusual romantic comedy. Thank God the BBC is still open-minded enough for such projects, which are not only important, but ultimately wonderfully entertaining.
At the core of the boy-meets-girl, who used to be one of his mates at school, now transsexual, love story is Steven Mackintosh, who portrays Karl-now-Kim with such dignity and style that this...
Published on 16 Feb. 2002 by T. Halkin

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3.0 out of 5 stars Different for girls but good for boys!
I was quietly surprised by this film. The story revolves around two ex-school friends only one has now had a sex-change. Karl tries to come to terms with this and his own sexuality as he becomes drawn to Kim and away from his girlfriend. The relationship progresses through various stages as we follow their lives. The only disappointment from my point of view was the...
Published on 26 Dec. 2000 by gear@breathe.co.uk


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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different For ... Just About Everything, 16 Feb. 2002
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T. Halkin "Tim" (Munich, Germany) - See all my reviews
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What a brave and unusual romantic comedy. Thank God the BBC is still open-minded enough for such projects, which are not only important, but ultimately wonderfully entertaining.
At the core of the boy-meets-girl, who used to be one of his mates at school, now transsexual, love story is Steven Mackintosh, who portrays Karl-now-Kim with such dignity and style that this film never feels sticky or cumbersome, as one might fear going into it.
Rupert Graves plays the bad-boy "Prentice" with such charm that one thoroughly understands why Kim allows her new-found, quiet life to be turned upside down. He shows Kim that finding the right gender doesn't necessarily make you a whole person...That comes from conviction and caring. It requires passion - something he's full of and is able to rekindle in his old schoolmate. And who knows...maybe she'll get him to change his socks daily!
Thoroughly charming!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting story., 7 Dec. 2009
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Stuart G. Robinson "Graham" (Herts. England.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Different for Girls [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
You have to keep stopping to remind yourself that the two main characters were once schoolpals.Watching the macho Rupert Graves falling for Steven Macintosh is very entertaining.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Different for girls but good for boys!, 26 Dec. 2000
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I was quietly surprised by this film. The story revolves around two ex-school friends only one has now had a sex-change. Karl tries to come to terms with this and his own sexuality as he becomes drawn to Kim and away from his girlfriend. The relationship progresses through various stages as we follow their lives. The only disappointment from my point of view was the arrest scenes as I think they were a bit over the top. Apart from that, this is a thoroughly enjoyable film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious, Unusual 'Romcom', 20 April 2014
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This review is from: Different for Girls [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
This charming film is a great one for anyone who loves a good old cozy romcom but wishes for something a bit different, off the beaten track, away from the more tedious cliches of some of the genre. Steven Mackintosh and Rupert Graves are both excellent as the two protagonists, who were best friends (and each other's only friend) at an unpleasant boys school but who have since lost touch. When they meet again, Prentiss (Graves) has a dead-end job and has signally failed to grow up. But Karl (Mackintosh) is now Kim, having undergone a sex-change. They find they still connect and rediscover the fondness between them, but where will it go when Kim has sworn off all relationships with men and Prentiss is having trouble seeing his old friend in her true gender?

Heart-warming, funny, interesting and with a great soundtrack, this is a lovely piece of British cinema, and hopefully it will one day get the Region 2 release it deserves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feedback amendment, 20 Sept. 2012
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A film I saw on TV the best part of 10 years ago and was absolutely overjoyed with it for a myriad of reasons. Until just recently the film was unavailable on Amazon, so naturally I was gutted that I didn't get there in the nick of time when it finally was so I missed the last opportunity to make the purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Comedy, 11 Oct. 2014
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This review is from: Different for Girls [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
A lovely film dealing with sexual reassignment in a intelligent way, but including friendship & comedy, a great scenes of London. Music in this is cool as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: Different for Girls [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
a very good flim
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star, 27 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Different for Girls [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Just brilliant
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