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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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Mike O'Brien ...
Lars Ulstead
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Ferron Guerreiro ...
Bobbie Mitchell
Barbara James Smith ...
Joan
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Rob Deitmar
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Donald Arling
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Harve Gunderson
Hilary Carroll ...
Nancy Drake ...
Flo
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Wallace Miller (as Stewart Zully)
Marilyn Boyle ...
Winnie
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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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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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32 and Single  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,741,530 (USA) (1 February 2009)

Gross:

$16,734,283 (USA) (26 March 2009)
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J.K. Simmons didn't wear a fat suit for his role as Stu Kopenhafer; he actually gained 40+ pounds. See more »

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When Lucy returns the tapioca bowl, Blanche takes it back at the front door. Later, Lucy carries it through to the kitchen. See more »

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Blanche Gunderson: And that's okay? It's okay to pull the rug out from under folks as long as it's nobody that you know? It's okay because we're just silly podunk Minnesotans, right? We talk funny and we ice-fish and we scrapbook and we drag Jesus into regular conversation. We're not cool like you, right? So we don't matter.
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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 »

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

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Another Country
Written by Tift Merritt
Performed by Tift Merritt
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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A heartwarming comedy
11 April 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a business woman from a big city who got transferred to a small town. She encounters much trouble adjusting to the small town life.

"New In Town" is another romantic comedy with Renee Zellweger as a person who achieves despite her mischievousness. She is already heavily typecast, but then she really is adorable and likable so it is OK. The plot is very predictable, but is enjoyable mainly due to the small town warmth. Seeing acquaintances and colleagues help each other out, and giving hand made gifts is refreshing. It enhances the positive spirit of the film, and makes the characters more engaging.

"New In Town" is a heartwarming comedy, I enjoyed watching it.


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