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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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Rated PG-13 for sexual references | See all certifications »
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42.4 Percent  »

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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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Originally titled "42.4 Percent." See more »

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When Kenya leaves the ball to go to Brian, her white dress is hanging out of the car. When she arrives at the garden, her dress is dragging in the dirt. Later, when they return to the ball, her dress is clean and wrinkle free. See more »

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Brian Kelly: Kenya, I love you.
Kenya Denise McQueen: [turns away] I don't know what to say.
Brian Kelly: Uh... should I give you a hint?
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Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Episode dated 8 March 2006 (2006) See more »

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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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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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