Mixing mirth with more sophisticated moments, this delightful romantic romp ultimately triumphs primarily because of the easy-going screen chemistry generated by Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker.
| Original Score: 4/4
A beguilingly heartfelt, low-key farce.
Something New isn't just silly, it's an embarrassment to people who are genuinely trying to level the racial playing field in America today.
| Original Score: 1/5
Generally the story swings wildly from preachy to just plain silly. It is truly a story of missed opportunities.
| Original Score: 2/5
There's zero chemistry between the leads; for all their passionate declarations of love, you never believe they've even spoken to each other before the cameras start turning over.
Something hackneyed, trite and boring, you mean.
By and large this is a hollow, laugh-free zone paying lip service to the issue in trite, predictable fashion.
Anyone who finds something new in Something New is obviously looking a whole lot closer than the movie deserves.
This 'new romantic comedy' fails on all three counts:It's not all that funny, it's not very romantic, and it's certainly nothing new.
A diamond in the rough.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Quietly, almost subliminally, Something New is more profound than the overwrought "relevance" of Oscar nominee Crash.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
I suspect than a lot of audiences will find the serious nature of the subplot to be distracting.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It's just too bad that this half-realized concept is tethered to an utterly unconvincing, warmed-over interracial romance rooted more in Harlequin fantasy than social realism.
| Original Score: C+
Something New, in its endearingly daft third act, manages the neat feat of feeling sweetly inevitable rather than boilerplate predictable.
| Original Score: 3/5
An affecting story that dares to dig deeper than the usual romantic comedy fluff.
... a nice mix of opposites-attract romanticism with the cultural divide drama.
Sometimes succeeds as genuinely new, while at other times it offers a fresh spin on its conventions. And it's always pretty agreeable.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Something old is new again
| Original Score: 6/10
The script ... discusses frankly the pressures placed on black women to date within the race as well as their attitudes about expanding their options ...
Sometimes as compelling as it is unoriginal.