Something New

Something New

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Director: Sanaa Hamri

Cast: Sanaa Hamri, Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Mike Epps

     
 

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A woman discovers that when it comes to love, sometimes opposites really do attract in this romantic comedy-drama. Kenya (Sanaa Lathan) is a successful African-American lawyer in her mid-thirties whose personal life is not going as well as her career. While she's attractive and intelligent, Kenya has rather high standards and isn't willing to settle for a man who… See more details below

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A woman discovers that when it comes to love, sometimes opposites really do attract in this romantic comedy-drama. Kenya (Sanaa Lathan) is a successful African-American lawyer in her mid-thirties whose personal life is not going as well as her career. While she's attractive and intelligent, Kenya has rather high standards and isn't willing to settle for a man who isn't everything she wants. While attending a party, Kenya is introduced to Brian (Simon Baker), a landscape architect who handles the gardening at her host's mansion. Brian is immediately and obviously attracted to Kenya, through she doesn't feel the same way at all. However, she likes his work and hires him to refurbish her garden; before long, he asks her out on a date, and against her better judgment she accepts. While Kenya and Brian have little in common, in time they hit it off, and a romance begins to blossom between them. However, Brian happens to be white, which ruffles some feathers among Kenya's friends and family, who try to find her a more suitable, African-American suitor. Also starring Mike Epps, Donald Faison, Blair Underwood, and Alfre Woodard, Something New was the first feature film for director Sanaa Hamri, who previously established herself by directing music videos.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/16/2006
UPC:
0025192886621
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Focus Features
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

An introduction to the film by Blair Underwood; The Do's and Don't of Dating; The Making of Something New

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sanaa Lathan Kenya Denise McQueen,Kenya McQueen
Simon Baker Brian Kelly
Mike Epps Walter
Donald Faison Nelson McQueen
Blair Underwood Mark Harper
Wendy Raquel Robinson Cheryl
Alfre Woodard Joyce McQueen
Golden Brooks Suzette,Suzzette
DJ Fuzzy Fantabulous Himself
Katharine Towne Cahan, Leah
Stanley de Santis Jack Pino
K.C. Clyde Waiter
Taraji P. Henson Nedra
Marcus Brown Rashid Mohammed
Russell Hornsby Doctor Brockton
Daniel B. Wooten Starbucks Employee
Lee Garlington Mrs. Cahan
Tonita Castro Maria
Matt Malloy Edwin
David Monahan Bill Lebree
Gabriel Tigerman Darren
Tanisha Harper Stacy
Earl Billings Edmond McQueen
Michelle Griffin Kiki
Tanya Wideman-Davis Rocklin Thompson
Sommore Sommore
Eric Ekholm Paul
Henry Simmons Kyle
Kimberly Barnett Luna
Deya Marshea Smith Real Estate Agent
Julie Mond Penelope
Rose Rollins Lauren
Rick Fitts Emcee
Raina Lewis Young Woman

Technical Credits
Sanaa Hamri Director
Stephanie Allain Producer
Spring Aspers Musical Direction/Supervision
Mayne Berke Production Designer
Donald Byrd Choreography
Lisa Coleman Score Composer
Casey Hallenbeck Set Decoration/Design
Hope Hanafin Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Hatfield Camera Operator
Preston Holmes Executive Producer
Shane Hurlbut Cinematographer
Noga Isackson Asst. Director
Melissa Kent Editor
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Wendy Melvoin Score Composer
Charles Papert Camera Operator
Joe Pichirallo Executive Producer
Paul Stewart Musical Direction/Supervision
Susumu Tokunow Sound/Sound Designer
Kriss Turner Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Something New
1. Happy Valentine's Day (Main Titles) [5:17]
2. Never Married [3:38]
3. Blind Date [4:18]
4. Just Business [6:32]
5. No Pressure [8:40]
6. Getting the Urge [5:30]
7. Prejudice vs. Preference [4:05]
8. Going Too Far [6:51]
9. A Little Color [3:55]
10. In Public [4:49]
11. Everything I Ever Wanted [2:30]
12. Party Crasher [:00]
13. Put on Hold [6:11]
14. A Different Flavor [4:41]
15. Met Somebody Else [2:20]
16. No Fizzle, No Magic [6:12]
17. Putting on a Show [5:46]
18. Daddy Knows Best [2:23]
19. Belle of the Ball [6:12]
20. End Titles [5:57]

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