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.~Mark Deming
An introduction to the film by Blair Underwood
The Do's and Dont's of Dating: From lust to love, the cast of Something New goves everyone something to laugh about with their hilarious insights on the dating scene
The Making of Something New: Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew and see exclusive never-before-seen footage from the set
I am glad they are releasing some of these older romcoms on blu ray and this one is one of the better ones. I wish the picture quality was better but I am just glad to own it on a disc better than my DVD!