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Renee Zellweger and Greg Kinnear are basically saints in the Same Kind Of Different As Me trailer

The trailer for Same Kind Of Different As Me can really just be boiled down to this one exchange between a well-to-do sainty wife (Renée Zellweger) and her kindhearted but cynical husband (Greg Kinnear) about 90 seconds in:

SW: It’s pretty sexy what you did today.

KBCH: Hanging out with a homeless guy?

SW: How was it?

KBCH: Actually, it was kind of amazing.

Sure, the film by first-time feature director Michael Carney also stars Djimon Hounsou as a troubled, angry “modern-day slave” the couple befriends at a soup kitchen, and Jon Voight as a conservative caricature (himself, essentially). But the real message of this trailer is that the two middle-class white people at its center have a lot to pat themselves on the back for. They willingly became friends with a black person. And a poor one at that! Lest anyone think this is just more Hollywood mawkishness, be aware that this is based on an actual New York Times best selling nonfiction book co-written by the real-life husband and homeless guy. This movie’s going to have so many life lessons.

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Same Kind Of Different As Me will arrive in theaters on February 3.

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