Not at first, which is part of what makes this fish-out-of-water tale work. The movie's perceptions of black and white are so petty that race begins to seem like the stupidest hang-up in the world. Would a woman this professional and this together, raised by academics and educated at predominantly white institutions, blanch at the idea of dating a man of another race? With a lesser actor, all of that would have fallen apart. The script is long, underdeveloped and it doesn't squarely state that one's identity is based on individuality, not on race, but, given the challenging subject matter—racism is an example of collectivism that remains prevalent— Something New is something to see. Reluctantly, she takes his card and later calls him to transform her barren backyard. But I think part there are parts of the discussion that are missing.
There are so many couples who should be together but prejudice and fear keeps them apart. I really liked the father's statement to Kenya in the privey. Urged to loosen up by her friends, Kenya accepts a with Brian Kelly arranged by her co-worker Leah Cahan Katharine Towne , who is in the process of planning the kind of wedding Kenya wants herself. He was seven years old. And there are times when the script feels frustratingly underdeveloped. The movie respects its subject and characters, and is more complex about race than we could possibly expect.
Read full profile genuinely lovey-dovey Sorry, not available Grae Drake Grae Drake Movie maven about town Grae Drake began her love affair with cinema as a wee bairn, as she spent every weekend corralling her friends over to the local. Synopsis A woman discovers that when it comes to love, sometimes opposites really do attract in this romantic comedy-drama. The two begin to date, and while Joyce thoroughly approves, Edmond senses his daughter is not as happy as she was with Brian. There was just one thing she didn't have under control: her love life. Unfortunately, black women today are stuck with Tyler Perry who continues to denigrate us in the pictures he makes.
It features sexual references and situations, including a couple of gentle kissing scenes and one gently framed sex scene body parts and faces in close-up. Every time I see this movie I love it more. The problem isn't just Kenya's. On vacation recently, I finally relented to curiosity and watched the movie. I'm kinda upset at some of the reviews on this movie, people have the right to thier own opinion but I disagree with people saying Kenya's charater was racist or the movie itself was racist. According to , the film received an average score of 64 out of 100, based on 28 reviews.
Kenya, named after the African country, pushes herself in her work, makes time for her friends, and she certainly has the bod to match the brains. The filmmakers director, writer, producer - all black females obviously put much love and care into making this film. 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. Culture: There is a cringe-worthy scene where Kenya appears embarrassed and upset when Brian asks her about her weave. Perhaps if they discovered commonalities, then I would have believed that they fell in love due to a soul connection versus just from physical attraction. Nelson introduces his sister to someone she views as a more acceptable suitor, tax attorney Mark Harper , who has just relocated to Los Angeles.
The basic story isn't new, but telling it this way is really something. The opinions of her girlfriends Cheryl , Nedra , and Suzette , her parents Joyce and Edmond , and her younger brother Nelson begin to have a deleterious effect and Brian's unwillingness to discuss issues of color drives them apart. As a brief introduction to the film, the lead character is a successful, upper middle-class African-American female senior manager, and up for partner, in a high-profile accounting firm. Everything Kenya thought she wanted suddenly seems immaterial, and nothing Mark does ignites a spark between them. Kenya's colors change as she changes.
With her standard life and his open mind and free spirit and the fact that he is white makes Kenya uneasy. I was very impressed with that. Interestingly, Simon Baker is actually Australian, which we can easily forget since he plays so many American characters. He, as Brian, is the right note of easy going without being too much of a doormat, assertive without being pushy, and loving without being wimpering. H … I really liked this movie.
From the wonderful use of lighting to the wardrobe choices, color is used to help tell the story. Similarly, to be honest, I think Simon Baker is hands down a better male actor. Sanaa Lathan is stunning and her performance is aces throughout the film. Yeah the racial stuff is there. 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. However, the characterizations, even the leads, rarely rise above archetypes.
This is definitely a chick flick for black women who grew up middle to upper middle class. The main couple's chemistry was through the freaking roof. Mostly, I felt sad to see it end. As time passes, their employer-employee relationship evolves into a friendship and then love. Not only her; some of her friends and family were subtley rude to him several times. At the beginning of the movie, she laments - along with her equally successful, single black female friends - her single status.