New in TownDirector: Jonas Elmer, Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr., J.K. Simmons
Renée Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr. headline this romantic comedy about an ambitious Miami executive who meets the man of her dreams and begins reassessing her big-city values after accepting a temporary transfer to the middle of nowhere. When it comes to climbing the corporate latter, Lucy Hill (Zellweger) is a good few rungs above her closest competitor; she's got ambition to spare, and she cares more about driving the latest model car and filling her closet with shoes than making friends around the office. Offered a temporary assignment restructuring a manufacturing plant in the snowbound town of New Ulm, Lucy accepts, knowing that a big promotion is just around the corner. But New Ulm and Miami couldn't be more different if they were each located on separate continents, and as Lucy warms to the locals she discovers that there's more to life than making top dollar and wearing the latest fashions. When handsome local Ted Mitchell (Harry Connick Jr.) takes an interest in Lucy, it isn't long before the whole town is abuzz with rumors of romance, and the girl from the city discovers that a bit of rural magic could work wonders for her outlook on life.
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- Lions Gate
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- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Renée Zellweger||Lucy Hill|
|Harry Connick||Ted Mitchell|
|J.K. Simmons||Stu Kopenhafer|
|Frances Conroy||Trudy Van Uuden|
|Siobhan Fallon-Hogan||Blanche Gunderson|
|James Durham||Bob Deitmar|
|Ferron Guerreiro||Bobbie Mitchell|
|C. Jay Cox||Screenwriter|
|Daniel Davis||Production Designer|
|Tracey E. Edmonds||Producer|
|Lee Harper||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Scott Niemeyer||Executive Producer|
|Alexandra Patsavas||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Darena Snowe||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|John Swihart||Score Composer|
|Troy T. Takaki||Editor|
|Norm Waitt||Executive Producer|
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In today's economy, with companies down-sizing or closing, this movie was reality... To one's heart it was a very heart warming & very funny... Am a fan of Renee Zellweger & Harry Connick and they delivered a great match for each other...
When I first saw the TV trailer for "New in Town", I expected a great, witty, movie. When I put in the DVD, it was not what I expected. The plot was okay, even though it took me a long while to understand what was going on. I feel bad for the people in Minnesota, who are claimed to be scrap-booking, pudding-makers who have those strange accents(not Minnesota people, the actors and actresses' "Minnesota" accents). You could tell when there was supposedly a joke, even though the humor wasn't that grand. The acting was pretty good, except for the case (like I said before) about some of the "Minnesota" actors and actresses. I might recommend this to someone, but I highly doubt it.
I though the movie went along at a pretty fast clip and didn't drag for me. I especially liked Harry Connick Jr.'s role and performance although Renee Zellweger was fine. Some of the scenery in the movie was very appealing to look at. All in all a pleasant escape movie that has a good ending.
The movie is ok. Makes you laugh at times, but coming from MN we aren't exactly like they portray in the movie. It was fun to see how they react to the cold, because we've seen first hand that people don't realize that 0 degrees is colder than standing in a freezer. However being that this movie was filmed in Canada vs. in New Ulm itself it was kind of dissapointing. New Ulm is a beautiful town, and this movie showed buildings that were real dull compared to the real thing. I rated it overall as a 2, mainly on the fact that I felt that it made fun of MN people. We don't talk funny, make pudding all the time, and scrap-book like crazy.
I enjoyed the movie very much. Renea and Harry really make this movie believable.
This movie was so refreshing to see. A romantic comedy that was truly reminiscent of the 1930's screwball movies. It was as clean as those movies. It was cute, funny and sweet. I enjoyed all the characters and story. It was good enough to hold my and my husband's interest. It's not academy award material but it is still fun to see. Long-time-movie-buff
*Hilarious costumes and culture shock, right at the start make for a fun-n-y comedy. *Great entertainment. *Funny moments. *Inspiring & uplifting. *Encourages you to overcome obstacles and hindrances. *Helps you to focus on the fact that people are humans and they have feelings just as you do. *Wonderful acting by Renee Zellweger, Harry Connick, Jr. Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Frances Conroy, and J.K. Simmons. *A Minnesota fairy tale. New In Town was a fun movie. If you like trying new adventures, you may want to try this next DVD titled "Whip It!" Here is a review for it: Derby Divas. The movie "Whip It!" from 2009: anger & aggression are encouraged, and violence is a past-time for these "wild women." Drew Barrymore and the crew are absolutely "crazy" and out-of-control. *Mayhem and destruction are the norm, this DVD is a riot! Once you get passed the violence, inappropriate language & behavior it is a laugh-out-loud (LOL!) adventure. * Great storyline and entertaining character development.