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Something New (2006)

Something New

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Release Date

February 03, 2006

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

100 min.

Studio

Focus Features

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Sanaa Hamri

Producer

Stephanie Allain

Screenwriter

Kriss Turner

Starring

Story


A romantic comedy about finding love where it's least expected, "Something New" marks the feature directorial debut of Sanaa Hamri.

If love is an adventure, it's one yet to be embarked upon by Kenya Denise McQueen (Sanaa Lathan). A beautiful L.A. career woman, Kenya works as a senior manager at a prestigious accounting firm, and is on the verge of making partner. But she has yet to find her own partner and a fulfilling personal life. It's not that she's stopped looking; her (mental) checklist is at the ready. After another Valentine's Day spent working late, Kenya agrees to a blind date with Brian Kelly (Simon Baker), a sexy and free-spirited landscape architect who turns out to be not exactly what she'd pictured for herself. Then again, she does need the yard of her new house fixed up...

Her girlfriends Cheryl, Suzzette, and Nedra (Wendy Raquel Robinson, Golden Brooks, Taraji P. Henson) are there for her with advice, while Cheryl's new beau Walter (Mike Epps) shares a male perspective with Brian. Kenya's socially prominent parents Joyce and Edmond (Alfred Woodard, Earl Billings) and womanizing younger brother Nelson (Donald Faison) also voice their own opinions. But it's when her perfect match, Mark (Blair Underwood), enters the picture that Kenya is truly thrown into confusion. Ultimately, Kenya has to decide for herself and follow her heart -- no matter where it takes her.

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Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker in Focus Features' Something New (2006)
Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker in Focus Features' Something New (2006)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a shaky piece of work, with stumpy cinematography, choppy edits, speechy dialogue, and loose plotlines..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..a satisfying chick flick that follows all the usual rules of the modern romantic comedy except one - it's not stupid..”
by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]
“..will please romantic comedy lovers of all genders, colors, and persuasions..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]