Three strangers meet at the New York funeral of a mutual friend named Henry. The three - Henry's Southern girl friend (Jacqueline McKenzie), his drifting ex-college buddy (Simon Baker), and... See full summary »
Pruitt Taylor Vince
A guy's life is turned around by an email, which includes the names of everyone he's had sex with and ever will have sex with. His situation gets worse when he encounters a femme fatale (Ryder) who targets men guilty of sex crime.
Kenya McQueen is a successful African-American CPA, working her way to the top of the corporate ladder -- but her life has become all work and no play. Urged on by her friends to try something new and to let go of her dream of the "ideal black man," she accepts a blind date with an architectural landscaper named Brian, only to cut the date short upon first sight, because Brian is white. The two meet again at a party, and Kenya hires Brian to landscape her new home. Over time, they hit it off, but Kenya's reservations about the acceptance their romance will find among her friends and family threatens everything. An intelligent romantic comedy that chooses to deal with issues of race and perception in a straight-forward way, from a point of view not often seen: that of a successful, upper-class black woman.Written by
At the beginning of the film, Kenya wakes up her PC, which is clearly a Dell, but it's running Mac OS X. The screen shows the telltale Finder icons on the right side of the screen and the desktop picture is one of the images that ships with OS X. A few shots later, the closeup of her calendar also shows the three "gel buttons" in the upper-left corner. See more »
Written by Chris "TRAXX" Rogers, and CeeLo Green (as Thomas Calloway)
Performed by Tori Alamaze featuring CeeLo Green (as Cee-Lo Green)
Produced by Chris "TRAXX" Rogers
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Will make you pine for a better director and better script..
Saw Sanaa Lathan in AVP and basically thought she stole the film from a very talented cast. Could not understand why I had not seen more of her so I googled here and there and tracked down a copy of Something New. First the good news, I was right. The lady is a talented actress, the camera loves her, and she held her own here against a terrible script and terrible direction. The bad news? Reread that last sentence. As a viewer, I was fairly entertained during the first third -- the romantic part -- and then watched in silent horror as the film just starts to unravel as it winds inexorably to the conclusion. As a critic, I could not help but wonder how this interesting premise might have been better handled with the right people behind the camera ... and the typewriter...?
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