Something New Reviews

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September 12, 2017
... it's one of the few romantic movies that center around an interracial relationship and keeps it real.
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.
March 1, 2007
A beguilingly heartfelt, low-key farce.
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.
February 22, 2006
A diamond in the rough.
February 17, 2006
Quietly, almost subliminally, Something New is more profound than the overwrought "relevance" of Oscar nominee Crash.
February 11, 2006
Something New, in its endearingly daft third act, manages the neat feat of feeling sweetly inevitable rather than boilerplate predictable.
February 10, 2006
An affecting story that dares to dig deeper than the usual romantic comedy fluff.
February 8, 2006
... a nice mix of opposites-attract romanticism with the cultural divide drama.
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.
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 ...
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.
February 4, 2006
There's enough honesty in the subject matter and performances that makes it appealing.
February 3, 2006
It's not my cup of tea but I'm not wearing the bull's eye it's aimed at.
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.
February 3, 2006
Ultimately, the approach to interracial romance is handled in a refreshing manner.
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.
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.
February 3, 2006
It is the rare movie that looks at the relationship from the inside, which is precisely what Something New does.
February 3, 2006
Something New is something new, though, in circumstance and point of view.
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