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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 »

Goofs

When Brian begins to paint Kenya's toenail, the first shot of the foot before the close-up when he polishes the big toe is clearly a different foot. The toes are mangled and the big toe looks like the toe nail is mangled as well. Then when they cut to the close-up, it is a different big toe that he polishes. See more »

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Cheryl: You did what?
Nedra: With who?
Kenya Denise McQueen: I know. But... it was raining and we were hiking and...
Cheryl: You were hiking?
Kenya Denise McQueen: And we just got carried away.
Nedra: All right. Well, can he bone?
Cheryl: Nedra!
Nedra: What?
Cheryl: Don't be so crass!
Nedra: Oh, please.
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Referenced in Tales from the Script (2009) See more »

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Too Sweet
Written by Malcolm Cross
Performed by Morello
Courtesy of Bumbo Songs
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sweet and refreshing
16 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the trailer for this movie and was itching for it to come out. It was better than I initially thought that it would be. I think that it touched on a subject that seems to be taboo in today's society. I will admit that the character Kenya had major issues to deal with, and she did't give Simon a fair shake in the beginning. She did however portray how African American women relate to each other and how most of us feel about the taboo that is interracial dating. There were many times in the movie when I really felt sorry for the way she behaved towards this genuinely nice guy. I did like the way the relationship developed, it wasn't forced and it didn't seem fake. It dealt with a lot of issues from both sides. I must admit that I watched it more than once because I thought it was that good. it teaches you to be open to other options, don't limit yourself because you might miss out on something great.


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