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Something New Reviews

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Kam Williams
Bean Soup Times
April 27, 2007
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
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
A beguilingly heartfelt, low-key farce.
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
November 25, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 22, 2006
A diamond in the rough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2006
Quietly, almost subliminally, Something New is more profound than the overwrought "relevance" of Oscar nominee Crash.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
February 11, 2006
Something New, in its endearingly daft third act, manages the neat feat of feeling sweetly inevitable rather than boilerplate predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 10, 2006
An affecting story that dares to dig deeper than the usual romantic comedy fluff.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 8, 2006
... a nice mix of opposites-attract romanticism with the cultural divide drama.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 8, 2006
Sometimes succeeds as genuinely new, while at other times it offers a fresh spin on its conventions. And it's always pretty agreeable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
February 6, 2006
The script ... discusses frankly the pressures placed on black women to date within the race as well as their attitudes about expanding their options ...
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Susan Michals
FilmStew.com
February 5, 2006
A very funny, well thought out romantic comedy, despite a few predictable stereotypes of race and class. Lathan and Baker have great chemistry as the typical opposites.
Hanh Nguyen
Zap2it.com
February 4, 2006
There's enough honesty in the subject matter and performances that makes it appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 3, 2006
It's not my cup of tea but I'm not wearing the bull's eye it's aimed at.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
February 3, 2006
The title is deceptive; there's nothing new in Something New. In fact, it's a pretty standard Waiting to Exhale-ish dramedy. Still, the sweet and engaging chemistry between the two leads manages to draw you in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
February 3, 2006
Ultimately, the approach to interracial romance is handled in a refreshing manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Hebert
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 3, 2006
Something New has some surprisingly wise and nuanced things to say about navigating racial attitudes -- both society's and one's own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 3, 2006
First-time feature director Sanaa Hamri's virtually perfect romantic comedy is a marvelous mix of brains and heart that confronts serious questions about race and dating with sensitivity, humor and enormous sex appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Pam Grady
Reel.com
February 3, 2006
It is the rare movie that looks at the relationship from the inside, which is precisely what Something New does.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
February 3, 2006
Something New is something new, though, in circumstance and point of view.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 3, 2006
Something New isn't Something Hilarious. But it is sweet enough and provocative enough to make it Hollywood's best date movie this Valentine's Day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
February 3, 2007
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Leonard Maltin's Picks
February 4, 2006
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February 4, 2006

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February 4, 2006
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