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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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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£438,979 (UK) (27 February 2009)

Gross:

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