New in Town

New in Town

DVD - 2009
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A high-powered consultant in love with her upscale Miami lifestyle is sent to a small Minnesota town, in the middle of nowhere, to oversee the restructuring of a blue collar manufacturing plant. She endures a frosty reception from the locals, along with the icy roads and freezing weather. She warms up to the small town's charm, and eventually finds herself being accepted by the community. When she's ordered to close down the plant and put the entire community out of work, she's forced to reconsider her goals and priorities. Now she needs to find a way to save the town.

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Nooksack20
Oct 02, 2017

Watchable, but not great. Just a slightly new twist on an oft-told story.

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BridgettM
Nov 17, 2016

I like New in Town more than I probably should. There's really nothing original about it. I don't know if it's Harry Connick, Jr.'s charm, the fact that it is set in New Ulm, Minnesota (but wasn't filmed in our great state), its depiction of small town life or simply the tapioca pudding, but I like this movie enough to have seen it more than once. If you're looking for a mildly entertaining romantic comedy that you don't have to think about, give it a try. Fun fact: This is at least the second time that J.K. Simmons has acted in a movie set in Minnesota that wasn't filmed here; he was also in Juno. New in Town is rated PG for language and some suggestive material.

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Twiggzette
Apr 03, 2016

It helps to have lived in Minnesota for a while to get the local jokes, which abound in this movie. I lived in Minneapolis for a year and I really miss the down-to-earth people if not the winters!!! I'm giving it 4 stars only because I really like Renee Zellweger as a comedic actress and the Minnesota jokes. It's a cute (someone else used this word and it's perfect) movie and the plot is predictable and average. Still, good entertainment if not very challenging.

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charmingsonata
Jun 15, 2015

Cute in some places, but extremely predictable. A nice mindless diversion.

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Portlandpixie
Jun 14, 2013

This is one of my go to boy meets girl movies because I really like Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick, Jr but the chemistry wasn't there.

I do keep coming back to it because I adore the lead actors, humor, and you end up wanting to root for them and the factory.

wayne19711012 Mar 12, 2012

ok

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rosehall
Sep 03, 2010

Sweet love story. Also like that it was filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba in sub-zero temperatures. Great 'Canadian Content'!

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GGirl
May 25, 2010

I think the acting was compromised by the botox. There was no chemistry with the actors or excitement to the story line.
Disappointed.

nadian Dec 24, 2009

Although it is a typical romantic comedy, and the majority of the story is thoroughly predictable, this movie is funny and pleasant to watch. Better than the typical mediocre chick flicks.

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joseph
Jul 16, 2009

Good - New In Town (2009) 97 min. “New in Town” starring Rene Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr. reminded me of those old Ginger Rogers 1940s romantic comedies. The feel of the film only illicit good vibes within and therefore, never threatening – the film plays it “safe” for lack of a better word. Zellweger plays the corporate executive who flies to Ulm, Minnesota to terminate many of the staff members of a food processing plant. As predictable as ever, Zellweger’s character grows found of the “strange” rural folk; which is the story in itself. Zellweger and Connick work well together. The film is cute but the resolution of the story line leaves much to be desired – it seemed rushed and formulaic. What I liked most about this film is that it’s completely innocent and doesn’t look for crudity for laughs.

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nadian Dec 24, 2009

Sexual Content: Implied and some language.

nadian Dec 24, 2009

Coarse Language: Some adult language

nadian Dec 24, 2009

Violence: Some comical violence concerning shooting.

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nadian Dec 24, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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