Something New Synopsis
African-American falls for white landscaper.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
First-time feature director Sanaa Hamri's virtually perfect romantic comedy is a marvelous mix of brains and heart that confronts serious...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Something New delivers all the usual pleasures of a love story, and something more. The movie respects its subject and characters, and is...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A satisfying chick flick that follows all the usual rules of the modern romantic comedy except one - it's not stupid.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Kenya and Bryan are both victims of racism and also guilty of it. But the colorful mosaic of their courtship is no downer like "Crash," but...
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75

Chicago Tribune

Thanks to Hamri's light touch and the considerable chemistry between Lathan and Baker, it's easy to forgive these missteps--leaving the...
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The story's presentation is easy to take. And lot of this is because of Lathan, who is funny by not trying to be.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A keenly observed urban romantic comedy.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A shaky piece of work, with stumpy cinematography, choppy edits, speechy dialogue, and loose plotlines. And yet: There's an easygoing...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Each time Something New touches on something controversial, it quickly retreats to some silliness.
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38

Boston Globe

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

By Eli_Shishkina
Last night I caught the the movie on Oxygen and I stayed up all night watching it. It's on my favorite movie list now and I just love it! It's cute, funny, sexy... just a great romantic movie. I've...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Romantic dramedy tackles serious themes.
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