Karen's Film Of The Week: Something New...
So me and TTG watched two films this weekend, Something New, and the new Spiderman movie. Loved them both, but the DVD had the slight edge over Peter Parker and his funky dancing.
Here’s the movie synopsis, stolen from Amazon:
Kenya McQueen is a successful African-American CPA, working her way to the top of the corporate ladder -- but her life has become all work and no play. Urged on by her friends to try something new and to let go of her dream of the "ideal black man," she accepts a blind date with an architectural landscaper named Brian, only to cut the date short upon first sight, because Brian is white.
The two meet again at a party, and Kenya hires Brian to landscape her new home. Over time, they hit it off, but Kenya's reservations about the acceptance their romance will find among her friends and family threatens everything. An intelligent romantic comedy that chooses to deal with issues of race and perception in a straight-forward way, from a point of view not often seen: that of a successful, upper-class black woman.
I loved both central characters. Bryan was truly scrumptious, Kenya was repressed, but endearing, and the secondary characters were fun.
This is totally a girly film, but I did love the romance of it.
How hot was the love scene? *g*
If you’re looking for a deep and meaningful film about IR relationships, you wont find it here, but if you’re looking for a sensual love story, where the lead characters fall in love inspite of their differences, this film is totally for you.
You can buy Something New on DVD here.