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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.

Director:

Sanaa Hamri

Writer:

Kriss Turner
4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanaa Lathan ... Kenya Denise McQueen
Fuzzy Fantabulous Fuzzy Fantabulous ... Himself (voice) (as DJ Fuzzy Fantabulous)
Katharine Towne ... Leah Cahan
Stanley DeSantis ... Jack Pino
K.C. Clyde ... Waiter
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Cheryl
Golden Brooks ... Suzette
Taraji P. Henson ... Nedra
Marcus Brown ... Rashid Mohammed
Russell Hornsby ... Dr. Brockton
Simon Baker ... Brian Kelly
Danny Wooten ... Starbucks Employee
Mike Epps ... Walter
Lee Garlington ... Mrs. Cahan
Tonita Castro ... Maria
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

42.4 Percent See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,879,736, 5 February 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,425,894, 5 March 2006
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 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

Nelson McQueen: Mommie, Kenya's dating white boys now.
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Connections

Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Episode dated 8 March 2006 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Love
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 anieshaSee 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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