Her family (Alfre Woodard and Earl Billings) and friends aren’t helping either as they alternately tease her and try to dissuade her from dating outside her race.
But Brian has broken through the shell Kenya’s build around her heart and she refuses to give him up.
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.
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She does hire Brian to landscape her backyard, and gradually finds herself drawn to him, against her will.
The movie depends on a sudden rain shower, that old Victorian standby, to drive them into the shelter of a tree for an unexpected kiss.
Henson in his recent movie, "I Can Do Bad All by Myself"; in "The Princess and the Frog" featuring Disney's first black princess, the prince's indeterminate racial origins inspired commentary; and there was the 2006 movie "Something New," in which characters played by Simon Baker, who is white, and Sanaa Lathan, who is black, fall in love.
Whoopi Goldberg has talked about interracial dating on "The View," saying you date whom you are around.
But though the acting is good and it did make me think as it kept me entertained, ultimately it failed to deliver the bigger goods it promised.
Kenya Mc Queen (Sanaa Lathan) is an LA corporate accountant who’s wrapped tighter than a siege catapult.
Kenya’s new decision gets tested immediately when a coworker sets her up on a blind date with Brian (Simon Baker) a landscape architect who also just happens to be white.
Brian is smitten from the start but Kenya takes some persuading to see him socially a second time, even after she hires his company to landscape her new house.
Single black women with college degrees outnumber single black men with college degrees almost 3 to 1 in major urban areas such as Washington, according to a 2008 population survey by the U. It's Econ 101 for the single, educated black woman.
Waiting for a "good" black man, with the same education level to marry them. Even when they know the odds are stacked against them. Given those numbers, any economist would advise them to start looking elsewhere.
So let's pause and deal with some things you're probably assuming.