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Something New (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 February 2006 (USA)
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Kenya McQueen, an accountant finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.

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Kenya McQueen is a successful African-American CPA, working her way to the top of the corporate ladder -- but her life has become all work and no play. Urged on by her friends to try something new and to let go of her dream of the "ideal black man," she accepts a blind date with an architectural landscaper named Brian, only to cut the date short upon first sight, because Brian is white. The two meet again at a party, and Kenya hires Brian to landscape her new home. Over time, they hit it off, but Kenya's reservations about the acceptance their romance will find among her friends and family threatens everything. An intelligent romantic comedy that chooses to deal with issues of race and perception in a straight-forward way, from a point of view not often seen: that of a successful, upper-class black woman. Written by jennkepka

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A romantic comedy with a whole lot of drama. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual references | See all certifications »
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$4,879,736 (USA) (3 February 2006)

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$11,425,894 (USA) (3 March 2006)
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Sanaa Lathan's character, Kenya, is the daughter of Alfre Woodard's character. They share the same relationship in Love & Basketball (2000) and also in The Family That Preys (2008). See more »

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When Brian paints Kenya's toenail red, at several points her toenail is missing the polish. See more »

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Young Woman: [walks into the bathroom and sees Kenya's dad] Whoa...
Edmond McQueen: Don't worry about me, I'm a doctor. And a father. Seen it all, heard it all. Handle your business.
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Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Episode dated 8 March 2006 (2006) See more »

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How We Do This
Written by J. Kincaid, A. Levy, Simon Bartholomew, N. Russo
Performed by The Brand New Heavies featuring Nicole Russo
Courtesy of TBNH Ltd.
By Arrangement with Zync Music
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A Romantic Comedy with Substance
6 February 2006 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

First off, this movie is NOT about a shortage of black men. In fact, there are plenty of black men in this movie: husbands, brothers, boyfriends, guys at Starbucks, club-goers. It just so happens that the main character Kenya, a black woman, falls in love with a white man. What's the big freakin deal?!?! To repeat, this movie is not about a shortage of black men; it never claims to be. It's a love story and one that is complicated by race. I thought the issues they had to deal with as a couple were very real, particularly Kenya's issues with her job.

I can totally relate to the Kenya character and I can easily think of 10 other black women who probably can too. This film was refreshing; it was so nice to see a smart, successful black woman as the main character of a movie. GO SEE IT!


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