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

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30 January 2009 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$16,699,684 (USA) (20 March 2009)
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In the trailer, Lucy loses control while driving on the ice lake, hitting several ice huts. The scene doesn't appear in the film. See more »

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New Ulm is not "a few miles down the road" from the Mayo Clinic; it's over 100 miles away. Minneapolis and St. Paul are larger and closer to the Clinic. See more »

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Billy Gunderson: Awesome.
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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 »

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Move by Yourself
Written by Donavon Frankenreiter
Performed by Donavon Frankenreiter
Courtesy of Lost Highway Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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New in Town, Old in Theatres
28 February 2009 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Although a personal Zellweger fan myself, I did not feel that this was one of her shining moments.

The movie was predictable-one of many romantic comedy plots that have graced the screens of theatres. The characters were rather stale and unoriginal, and the jokes were old enough to have multiple colonies of mould growing on them.

Haivng said that, there were some bright spots in the film (though admittedly not enough to power a small light bulb), they did save the film from making my "Worst Movies of 2009" list. The jokes and quips were cute, and the exaggerations on small town life were amusing.

Both Harry Connick Jr. and Renee Zellweger were just about average in this film; not bad enough to avoid like the plague for the rest of their movie careers, yet not good enough to stand out from a crowd of actors.

Special mention, however, must be given to Siobhan Fallen, who happened to be one of the "bright spots". Her accent and mannerisms were hilarious; one of the few things that saved this movie.

My suggestion? Don't waste your money watching it in theatres when you can do so in the comfort of your own home.


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