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New in Town (2009)

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A Miami businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a tiny Minnesota town.

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Storyline

A high-powered consultant in love with her upscale Miami lifestyle is sent to a middle of nowhere town in Minnesota to oversee the restructuring of a blue collar manufacturing plant. After enduring a frosty reception from the locals, 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, and finds a way to save the town. Written by Anonymous

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She's an executive on the move. But her career is taking her a little farther than she expected.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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30 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,741,530 (USA) (30 January 2009)

Gross:

$16,699,684 (USA) (20 March 2009)
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Trivia

Director Jonas Elmer left the film halfway during post-production. Disputes between him and producers led to the exit. He originally aimed for the film to appeal to a mature audience, which the producers originally supported. When they changed their mind mid-way during production, Elmer decided to leave the film behind. He has deliberately decided not to work in the US again. See more »

Goofs

During the opening sequence, Lucy wears some very trendy red high heels. When she gets off the elevator in her office, the businesswoman next to her is carrying them. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Billy Gunderson: Awesome.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, we're shown what is supposed to be the completed version of the scrapper book that Siobhan Hogan's character gives to Renee' Zellweger's. Various stills from the movie are shown as pictures 'pasted' into the scrapbook, along with humorous tag lines on each (page). See more »

Connections

Featured in El Reviewer Random: New in Town (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Race You
Written by Elizabeth Ziman
Performed by Elizabeth & The Catapult
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I Loved This Movie and Story
26 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have no clue why some of these unfair and off balance reviews. I was expecting this movie to be very simple and average, I was pleasantly surprised and found it very funny and to have a great story line and heart warming lesson or two. Perhaps some of the stereotyping offended some? I thought it was dead on and rather funny. The campy, just rolled outta bed, let's make some home made crafts and pudding Minnesota characters were dead on accurate from my experiences visiting Minnesota. Whoever did the research and background on Minnesota obviously spent some time there and put it all together in a nutshell just perfectly for what is a very funny and heart warming story. Where is your sense of humor people? The story itself for that matter was one of believing in the common good as we see the educated and professional city girl played by Rene Z learn a few good lessons about more every day people. She takes a bad situation and turns it into something very good, great in fact. By the end if you follow the story you are left with a tear in your eye. I loved her character, loved her, Harry Connick was great too and so for Rene and the people who worked hard on this movie, it was well worth the rental and I will watch it again today before I return it in fact. Don't listen to these snooty know it all critics here, especially if you are a Rene Z or Harry Connick Jr fan, you will love this movie and story, I promise.


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