Something New
Something New (2006)

If love is an adventure, it's one yet to be embarked upon by Kenya Denise McQueen. 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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 16, 2006
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61%
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User Score
73%



Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Something New tackles serious questions about race and interracial relationships with genuine appeal and an alluring romance that develops as naturally as the plot.

Anna Smith
Time Out

By and large this is a hollow, laugh-free zone paying lip service to the issue in trite, predictable fashion.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

It sometimes seems at odds with itself, vacillating between a realistic presentation of the obstacles black professional women face finding a suitable mate and another bit of Hollywood fluff where their skin color is glossed over.

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Kam Williams
Bean Soup Times

Mixing mirth with more sophisticated moments, this delightful romantic romp ultimately triumphs primarily because of the easy-going screen chemistry generated by Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

It's just too bad that this half-realized concept is tethered to an utterly unconvincing, warmed-over interracial romance rooted more in Harlequin fantasy than social realism.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

The race card is still in play no matter what the social strata, but the message gets lost in the medium of excessive cuteness and too many contrived disagreements in dialogue.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

A beguilingly heartfelt, low-key farce.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This is an inept and unsubtle romantic fantasy about how black people and white people don't mix.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Something New isn't Something Hilarious. But it is sweet enough and provocative enough to make it Hollywood's best date movie this Valentine's Day.

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Kat Brown
Empire Magazine

Something New isn't just silly, it's an embarrassment to people who are genuinely trying to level the racial playing field in America today.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Rachel F
I was pleasantly surprised at how good this movie actually was. I love Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker is a really great looking new-comer.
Neum Daddy
Thought you should know. Was a 2-days-ago development, and I was going to leave tonight. Thanks, corporate languor! (airplane movies to and from Chicago)
Lanning : )
I ran across this the other night. When I realized Sanaa Lathan was in it, I stopped right there. Three comments: <p> 1.Believe it or not, that scar… More
Dannielle Albert
Super sweet romantic and funny I laughed a lot and got teary eyed and even cried.
James Alvarez
Bad storrytelling and the main guy is from Land of the Dead, need I say more.
William Goss
Generic all-around, but good luck finding more natural chemistry elsewhere.

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