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USA: Focus Features
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Michael Epps, Donald Faison, Blair Underwood, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Golden Brooks, Taraji P Henson, Alfre Woodard, Earl Billings, Felicia Walker, John Ratzenberger, Lee Garlington, Tanisha Harper, Lanre Idewu, David Monahan, Julie Mond, Rose Rollins, Henry Simmons, Gabriel Tigerman, Eric Ekholm, Matt Malloy, Katharine Towne, K C Clyde, Sechita McNair, Steve Barnes, Ashley Hardy, Raina Lewis
Director: Sanaa Hamri
UK: 100 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual references
UK Certificate: PG contains mild sex references
USA Release Date: 3 February 2006
UK Release Date: 24 November 2006 (Limited Release)
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 Latham). 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 had 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 (Alfre 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.