Different for Girls (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Different for Girls (1997)



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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 school, but back then, before the operation, Kim was named Karl.

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Rupert Graves
as Paul Prentice
Stephen Walker
as Karl Foyle
Blake Ritson
as Young Prentice
Lia Williams
as Gabrielle Atwood--Defense Solicitor
Ian Dury
as Recovery Agent
Robert Pugh
as DS Cole
Philip Davis
as Taxi Driver
Kevin Allen
as PC Alan
Gerard Horan
as Sergeant Harry
Edward Tudor Pole
as Prosecuting Solicitor
Adrian Rawlins
as Mike Rendell
Peter-Hugo Daly
as Barry Stapleton
The Shend
as Biker Jim
Llewella Gideon
as Receptionist
Charles De'Ath
as Young Man at Gig
Robert Demeger
as Magistrate
Graham Fellows
as Dispatch Manager
Ruth Sheen
as Nosey Woman
Jamie Leyser
as Matthew Payne
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Critic Reviews for Different for Girls

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (12)

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.

June 12, 2006 | Rating: 3/5
Top Critic

The story has a TV movie shorthand calculation and slightness.

July 12, 2002 | Rating: 2/4

It's a lot of fun.

January 1, 2000

Outstanding performances help this provocative British drama seem to tally up to something that is greater than its individual parts. But parts alone do not a solid movie make.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This would be infinitely more likeable if it wasn't for some irritatingly unreal plot development.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Different for Girls


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 problem with the film is one of expectation, I think. I expected better. While this movie didn't put me to sleep, the plodding story ultimately leaves you feeling like you could have done something better with the movie's running time of 96 minutes. Just sayin..

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Sweet and funny.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Hmmm....I could have sworn I rated this before. Oh well. Good movie. Good story plot.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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