I never sat down and wrote out a pros and cons list.
Though if I did, the fact that my wife has never seen an episode of “Martin” would be in the con category.
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.
For about five years or better yet since I've been married, I have banned all modern day romantic comedies from my precious eyesight. Because nine times out of ten they featured awkward pairings of big-name stars who had as much chemistry as a week old can of generic pop that was left in the refrigerator open, the plots were so insultingly predictable that you just wanted to take out a bull horn in Hollywood and yell to screenwriters and movie studios everywhere: "STOP INSULTING US BY RELYING ON YOUR FORMULAS TO MAKE YOUR MOVIES." Honestly, if I see one more chase scene to the airport to stop some chick from moving away, I'm going to blow something up, and finally romantic comedies were just plain unrealistic.
Oh and by the way, the chemistry between Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker is phenomenal!
I haven't seen chemistry like that in a long, long time.
"Something New" features very real people, real responses, real dialogue, and most importantly real issues.
Expectations To be honest, I always expected to marry a black woman.
Whenever I post pictures of my family on social media, the responses are always fun. I don’t think anyone should be shocked or disappointed by interracial marriages, but I still wanted to talk about why I married outside my “race.