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Something New (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 February 2006 (USA)
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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She had it all under control. Except her heart 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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42.4 Percent  »

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Opening Weekend:

$4,879,736 (USA) (3 February 2006)

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$11,425,894 (USA) (3 March 2006)
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Originally titled "42.4 Percent". See more »

Goofs

When Kenya and Mark are at the driving range she knocks the ball off the tee by accident. But the next shot shows the ball still on the tee. See more »

Quotes

Mark Harper: And if things keep going well, six months from now, who knows what we'll be celebrating.
Joyce McQueen: Oh my God!
[jitters excitedly]
Joyce McQueen: Oh, Mark! Oh my God.
[starts sobbing]
Joyce McQueen: Oh my God!
[Nelson rolls his eyes]
Joyce McQueen: Let's just forget the coffee and pop some champagne!
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Love
Koop Remix
Written by Darryl Swann, Rosey (as Nancy Joy Kaye)
Performed by Rosey
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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I loved it and can't wait for the DVD
30 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought that this movie was great. I saw the sneak preview this Sunday. It was a wonderful movie, but moreso it was believable. It felt like me years ago when I met my husband who is white. I was like I'd be damned if I would go out with him...Yeah he is nice, but he's white and I couldn't possibly like him. Better yet what does he know about being with a sista. Simon Baker's character seen real too, really cared about Sanaa's character, Kenya and realized what he could and couldn't offer in terms of being in a relationship with Kenya. The friends that Kenya had in the movie were funny and real. It was a wonderful movie. I know that I said that already but I would really recommend it. It is not often when you see an interracial relationship movie with a Black/African American woman and a white man that has a moving realistic storyline. Guess Who with Zoe Saldana and Aston Kutcher sucked. It was not funny and unrealistic. So anyway go see the movie!!! I LOVED IT!!!


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