The first trailer for Something New arrived in my in-box this evening. I read the description, and thought to myself how it didn’t really fit my typical tastes. But then, I am willing to give anything a shot, so I watched it. I’m not going to say it looks good, but I have seen worse. It could be good, but it could also fall into the many clichés of he romantic comedy.
The movie centers on a successful young businesswoman, played by Sanaa Lathan. She puts so much time into her work that she does not have the time to play the dating field. As luck(?) would have it, she is put into contact with one of her bosses landscapers, played by Simon Baker. She ends up hiring him, but in doing so finds herself becoming attracted to him, the last man she would ever think she would care about.
The comedy, and dramatic thrust, of the film deals with her dating a white man and the interactions that it brings. This could be good, but I have a real fear that it will play off of the stereotypes of both partied involved. I hope that there is some substance to the movie, the potential is there. Time will tell, I guess.
The cast looks pretty good. Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker, look good for their roles. In addition to them, the cast features Blair Underwood, Donald Faison (of Scrubs fame), Mike Epps, and Alfre Woodard. It was directed by Sanaa Hamri, and written by Kriss Turner.
This is set for release in early February, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Be on the lookout for the trailer in theaters, probably mid-January, or you can check out the links below.