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 friendship and eventually it becomes something much deeper. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Different is right. This BBC movie goes way beyond what I'm used to and examines the relationship between Kim and Paul, long time mates reunited 16 years after high school. The twist? Kim used to be Karl. I've never seen a movie that blurs the lines between gender and sexuality so well and forces the audience to question if labeling oneself is really a prerequisite for love in this day and age. This movie just made me want to fall inlove (especially with Rupert Graves....yeehaw, he's a hottie!). Even if you're straight, give this one a chance...
It's a sensitive love and romance story between a man and his transgender old school friend. That settings seem a bit dated to me, and there are no real surprises either. But on the whole anyone who likes films dealing with relationships will like this movie.
sort of a formula movie, romance that is, but with a twist....a transgender twist....the movie would fail except for Rupert Graves who carries everything....what a performance, what a guy....he is the movie....what a joy for life