Sanaa Lathan's a high-powered accountant who has it all--except a good man. That is, until she accepts a date from her landscape architect, Brian (Simon Baker), who happens to be dreamy, available and, well, white. Few movies tackle the complexities of interracial relationships and, at first, music-video director Sanaa Hamrim, in her feature debut, does just that with wit, sex appeal, style and delicious supporting turns from skilled farceurs like Taraji P.
Henson, as one of Kenya's friends, and Scrubs' Donald Faison, as her womanizing brother. But ultimately, the film feels so oddly truncated--we learn precious little about Brian except that he's hunky, drives a truck and has a big, slobbery dog--that it never earns it's inevitable happy ending. Billed as a romantic comedy "about finding love where it's least expected," this movie unfortunately comes off as mostly something old and something borrowed--from Terry McMillian novels and from better movies.
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