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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 Denise McQueen
Fuzzy Fantabulous ...
Himself (voice) (as DJ Fuzzy Fantabulous)
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Leah Cahan
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Jack Pino
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Waiter
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Cheryl
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Suzette
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Nedra
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Rashid Mohammed
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Dr. Brockton
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Brian Kelly
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Starbucks Employee
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Walter
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Mrs. Cahan
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Maria
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Edwin
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Bill Lebree
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Darren
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Nelson McQueen
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Stacy
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Joyce McQueen
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Edmond McQueen
Michelle Griffin ...
Kiki
Tanya Wideman-Davis ...
Donald Byrd Dancer
Rocklin Thompson ...
Donald Byrd Dancer
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Herself
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Paul
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Kyle
Kimberly Barnett ...
Luna
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Mark Harper
Deya Marshea Smith ...
Real Estate Agent
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Penelope
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Lauren
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Emcee
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Young Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lenee Adkins ...
Lenee Adkins (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
London Bridges ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Doctor Brockton biker buddy (uncredited)
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Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
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Tony (uncredited)
Brandon Jelkes ...
Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Sechita McNair ...
Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
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Catillion Guest (uncredited)
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Dream Husband (uncredited)
Prahphet ...
Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
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Brian's Father (uncredited)
Richard Ridley ...
Winking Man (uncredited)
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Debutante (uncredited)
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Rhonda (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sanaa Hamri

Written by

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Kriss Turner ... (written by)

Produced by

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Stephanie Allain ... producer
Preston L. Holmes ... executive producer (as Preston Holmes)
Jill Rachel Morris ... executive in charge of production: Focus Features
Joe Pichirallo ... executive producer
Dwight Williams ... line producer

Music by

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Lisa Coleman
Wendy Melvoin

Cinematography by

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Shane Hurlbut

Film Editing by

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Melissa Kent

Editorial Department

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Jeff Charles ... digital data manager
Kyle DeVriendt ... digital film recordist
Valance Eisleben ... digital data conformist
Nancy Fuller ... digital laboratory project manager
Doug Jaqua ... color scientist
Jesse Kobayashi ... digital laboratory project manager
Frank Roman ... digital timer
Stephen Sprague ... editorial production assistant
Stacy Underhill ... digital data conformist
Tim Vincent ... digital dailies timer
Trudy Yee ... first assistant editor
Kurt Smith ... film color timer (uncredited)
Lawrence Howard Williams ... post digital media operator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jeanne McCarthy

Production Design by

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Mayne Berke

Set Decoration by

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Casey Hallenbeck

Costume Design by

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Hope Hanafin

Makeup Department

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Debra Denson ... first assistant makeup artist
Lillie S. Frierson ... key hair stylist (as Lillie Frierson)
Motoko Honjo ... makeup artist: Ms. Lathan
Kimberly Kimble ... hair department head (as Kimberly Kimbel)
Cole Patterson ... additional makeup artist
Beverly Jo Pryor ... key makeup artist
Sean Smith ... additional hair stylist
Judy Twine ... makeup artist
Jennifer Davis ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Susan Ehrhart ... production supervisor
Jane Nerlinger Evans ... executive in charge of production
Brad Goodman ... post-production supervisor (as Bradley M. Goodman)
Dwight Williams ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Juana Franklin ... second second assistant director (as Juana Marie Franklin)
Noga Isackson ... first assistant director
Chip Touhey ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Steve Badillo ... labor foreman
Mike Blaze ... property master (as Michael Blaze)
Stan Cockerell ... assistant property master (as Stan W. Cockerell)
William Ermi ... painter
Kenny Hayes ... construction foreman
Suelynn McClung ... art department buyer (as Suellyn McClung)
Michael McCombe ... greens coordinator
Jim McDermott ... on-set dresser (as James McDermott)
Len Morganti ... storyboard artist
Donnie R. Puga ... paint foreman
Joseph P. Recchia ... draper (as Joseph Recchia)
Mike Reiber ... paint gang boss
Robert R. Richardson ... swing gang (as Robert Richardson)
John J. Rutchland III ... construction coordinator (as John Rutchland III)
Mark Sakamoto ... leadman
Chance Weight ... painter
Robert Hale ... head paint foreman (uncredited)
Thomas Traugott ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Canelli ... adr recordist
Kim Drummond ... dialogue editor
Eric Flickinger ... sound recordist
David Giammarco ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Dean Giammarco ... foley mixer
Galen Goodpaster ... first assistant sound editor
Wayne Griffin ... dialogue editor
John Hays ... boom operator
Robert Hunter ... foley editor
Jonathan Klein ... sound effects editor (as Jonathan A. Klein)
Anthony M. McCovey ... sound assistant (as Tony McCovey)
Maureen Murphy ... foley artist
Rupert Nadeau ... assistant sound editor
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer
D. Chris Smith ... sound effects editor
Gordon Sproule ... foley mixer
Elaine Stef ... assistant foley artist
Susumu Tokunow ... sound mixer
Gregory H. Watkins ... re-recording mixer
James Wright ... sound consultant: Dolby (as James E. Wright)
Peter Eliuk ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Amy Giammarco ... audio post manager (uncredited)
Michael Miller ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jason Dodd ... special effects technician
John C. Hartigan ... special effects coordinator (as John Hartigan)

Visual Effects by

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Mark Larranaga ... visual effects supervisor: X1FX
Rob Ozaeta ... visual effects artist: X1fx
Anita Razzano ... visual effects artist: X1fx
Edy Enriquez ... visual effects producer: X1fx [us] (uncredited)
Wolfgang Maschin ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Amanda LeFlore ... stunt double: Kenya
Julius LeFlore ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sidney Ray Baldwin ... still photographer (as Sidney Baldwin)
Kevin Banks ... grip
Gary Bevans ... camera loader
Noah Bishop ... technocrane assistant
Donald Carlson ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Don Carlson)
Po Chan ... camera production assistant
Jeffrey Chin ... lamp operator
Derek Edwards ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mark Glover ... grip
Martin Glover ... video assist operator
Jorge H. Guzman ... key grip (as Jorge Guzman)
David Hagadorn ... lamp operator
Gary Hatfield ... camera operator: "b" camera
Todd Higgins ... chief lighting technician (as Todd R. Higgins)
Michael Listorti ... dolly grip
Steven Mann ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Todd Masterson ... grip
John Merrell ... electrician
Robert Nellis ... best boy grip
Charles Papert ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Matt Perry ... grip (as Matthew Perry)
David C. Russell ... lamp operator (as David Russell)
Darryl St. Juste ... best boy rigging grip
Matt Stenerson ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Matthew Stenerson)
David Terpin ... best boy electric
Daniel Wade ... key rigging grip
Michael J. Wagstaff ... rigging gaffer (as Michael Wagstaff)
Donell Wiley ... grip
Justin Akers ... best boy grip (uncredited)
P.J. Gaynard ... additional electrician (uncredited)
Stephen Henderson ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Gaylan Andrew Hussain ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Dan Kneece ... additional steadicam operator (uncredited)
Fritz Weber ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Nicole Abellera ... casting associate
Kai Akpan ... extras casting associate
Chad Darnell ... extras casting
Jaime Harlan ... casting assistant
Greg Pardun ... extras casting associate
Daniella Friedman ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Winnie D. Brown ... costume supervisor (as Winnie Brown-Willis)
Elaine McGhee ... set costumer
Nora Phillips Pedersen ... costume production assistant
Katie Saunders ... set costumer
Devon Renee Spencer ... costumer (as Devon Anderson)
Philip Maldonado ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Kevin Danchisko ... assistant location manager
Fermin Davalos ... location manager
Margaret Giordano ... assistant location manager
Janet Harold ... assistant location manager
Andree Juviler ... location manager
Pavel Sterba ... key assistant location manager
Ptah Shabaf ... key assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Spring Aspers ... music supervisor
Jennifer Barak ... music editor
Christine Bergren ... music legal and clearance
Bronwen Boyan ... music coordinator
Vito A. Colapietro II ... composer: additional music
Richard F.W. Davis ... score mixer (as Richard Davis)
Neely Dinkins Jr. ... cues composer
Michael Dittrick ... music editor
Rodarick Harden ... music coordinator
Avital Korin ... music editorial associate
Jen Pray ... music legal and clearance
Paul Stewart ... music supervisor
Gary Raymond ... music playback (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Cheryl Starbuck ... script supervisor (as Cheryl Starbuck-Rocca)

Transportation Department

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Duke Foster ... transportation coordinator (as Walter 'Duke' Foster)
Spencer Foster ... transportation captain

Other crew

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John Alfred ... finance executive
Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
Jason Babiszewski ... assistant: Ms. Hamri
Claire Barcos ... office production assistant
Robert Barrett ... assistant: Ms. Hamri
Theodore Borders ... adr loop group (as Theo Borders)
Jeni Breen ... assistant choreographer
Cassandra Butcher ... unit publicist (as Cassandra O. Butcher)
Donald Byrd ... choreographer
Paul A. Calabria ... animal trainer: Studio Animal Services (as Paul Caladria)
Jamaica Carter ... production secretary
Jesse Cervantes ... craft service
June Christopher ... adr loop group
Sam M. Cobb ... set medic (as Samuel M. Cobb)
Shemesha Collins ... set production assistant
Janelle Connor ... assistant: Ms. Lathan (as Janelle Candace Connor)
David Cowgill ... adr loop group
Demelza Cronin ... assistant production coordinator
Robert Darwell ... legal services: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Lorenzo dela Rosa ... set production assistant (as Lorenzo De La Rosa)
Tyrone D. Dixon ... assistant: Mr. Holmes (as Tyrone Dixon)
Kathy Edwards ... payroll accountant
Susan Ehrhart ... production coordinator
Mike Farah ... assistant: Ms. Allain (as Michael Farah)
Donald Fullilove ... adr loop group (as Don Fullilove)
Alexis Garcia ... legal services: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Julie Hansen ... post production accountant
Wendy Hoffman ... adr loop group
Karen Huie ... adr loop group
Rif Hutton ... adr loop group
Kathy Johnson ... set nurse
Carrie Mae Jones ... first assistant accountant (as Carrie Jones)
Christopher Kahn ... production accountant (as Chris Kahn)
Dave Kasubowski ... craft service
Ashley Kravitz ... legal script clearances
Donna Lynn Leavy ... adr loop group
Shelley Katina Leidner ... animal trainer: Studio Animal Services (as Shelley Leidner)
Dirk Q. Long ... caterer
Jonathan Nichols ... adr loop group
Devika Parikh ... adr loop group
Juan Pope ... adr loop group (as J. Lamont Pope)
Shani Pride ... adr loop group
Al Rodrigo ... adr loop group
Marie Rodriguez ... assistant: Ms. Hamri
Stan Sellers ... adr loop group
Dennis Singletary ... adr loop group
Michael Stone ... office production assistant
W.K. Stratton ... adr loop group
Ben Urquhart ... post production executive
Ken C. Wu ... set production assistant (as Ken Wu)
LouAnn Wu ... key set production assistant
Camille Chambers ... stand-in: Sanaa Lathan (uncredited)
Cristie Schoen Codd ... chef (uncredited)
Flax Glor ... publicist (uncredited)
Jim Jaffe ... product placement (uncredited)
Troye Jenkins ... electronic press kit (uncredited)
Harley Pasternak ... personal trainer (uncredited)
Deborah Ross ... title designer (uncredited)
David Shuff ... production assistant: locations (uncredited)
Lana Taylor ... stand-in (uncredited)
Dannon Walters ... craft service (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jennifer Byrd ... special thanks
Randy Jackson ... special thanks
Eugene Psi ... very special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines She had it all under control. Except her heart See more »
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Also Known As
  • 42.4 Percent (United States)
  • Bloom (United States)
  • Neue Liebe, neues Glück (Germany)
  • Algo nuevo (Spain)
  • Чтo-то новенькое (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $4,879,736, 05 Feb 2006

Did You Know?

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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 At the beginning of the film, Kenya wakes up her PC, which is clearly a Dell, but it's running Mac OS X. The screen shows the telltale Finder icons on the right side of the screen and the desktop picture is one of the images that ships with OS X. A few shots later, the closeup of her calendar also shows the three "gel buttons" in the upper-left corner. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Episode dated 8 March 2006 (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Quite Simply See more »
Quotes Brian Kelly: I take it you don't do white guys.
Kenya Denise McQueen: I just happen to prefer black men. It's not a prejudice, it's a preference.
Brian Kelly: Sure, it's your preference to be prejudice.
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