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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 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, a sexy and free-spirited landscape architect who turns out to be not exactly what she'd pictured for herself. Then… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"By and large this is a hollow, laugh-free zone paying lip service to the issue in trite, predictable fashion."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"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."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
‑ Kam Williams, Bean Soup Times
"Generally the story swings wildly from preachy to just plain silly. It is truly a story of missed opportunities."
‑ Stella Papamichael,
"Anyone who finds something new in Something New is obviously looking a whole lot closer than the movie deserves."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"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."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"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."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"A beguilingly heartfelt, low-key farce."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"There's zero chemistry between the leads; for all their passionate declarations of love, you never believe they've even spoken to each other before the cameras start turning over."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"This 'new romantic comedy' fails on all three counts:It's not all that funny, it's not very romantic, and it's certainly nothing new."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"This is an inept and unsubtle romantic fantasy about how black people and white people don't mix."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"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."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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."
‑ Kat Brown, Empire Magazine
"Something hackneyed, trite and boring, you mean."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"A diamond in the rough."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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