Romantic comedy as seen through the eyes of a high-flying African-American woman. Kenya McQueen (Sanaa Lathan) thought she had it all: a successful career, good friends and family. There was just one thing she didn't have under control: her love life. She is goaded into a blind date by friends with sexy, free-spirited Brian Kelly (Simon Baker) but cuts the date short when she lets eyes on him - Brian's a whitey! The pair then meets once again at the party of a mutual friend they never knew they had and she decides to let him have a chance. Her family and friends, however, are not as accepting - threatening the fledgling relationship from the outset.