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New in Town -- Lucy Hill (Renée Zellweger) is an ambitious, up and coming executive living in Miami. She loves her shoes, she loves her cars and she loves climbing the corporate ladder.
New in Town -- Renée Zellweger stars as a Miami-based consultant whose latest assignment, to restructure a manufacturing plant in small-town Minnesota, causes her to reconsider her professional and personal objectives once she settles into her new life.
New in Town -- Clip: Fireplace
New in Town -- Clip: Makeover
New in Town -- Clip: Rescuing Lucy


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Release Date:
30 January 2009 (USA) See more »
She's an executive on the move. But her career is taking her a little farther than she expected.
A Miami businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a tiny Minnesota town. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Renée Zellweger ... Lucy Hill

Harry Connick Jr. ... Ted Mitchell

Siobhan Fallon ... Blanche Gunderson (as Siobhan Fallon Hogan)

J.K. Simmons ... Stu Kopenhafer
Mike O'Brien ... Lars Ulstead

Frances Conroy ... Trudy Van Uuden
Ferron Guerreiro ... Bobbie Mitchell
Barbara James Smith ... Joan
James Durham ... Rob Deitmar

Robert Small ... Donald Arling

Wayne Nicklas ... Harve Gunderson

Hilary Carroll ... Kimberley
Nancy Drake ... Flo

Stewart J. Zully ... Wallace Miller (as Stewart Zully)
Marilyn Boyle ... Winnie
Dan Augusta ... Billy Gunderson

Jimena Hoyos ... Cathy
Suzanne Coy ... Kiki
Ordena Stephens ... Leslie (as Ordena Stephens-Thompson)
Devin McCracken ... Maurice
Leif Lynch ... Albert

Adam Cronan ... Wes
Tom Wahl ... Harman
Christopher Read ... Officer Olafsen
Peter Jordan ... Edwin Schuck
Vanessa Kuzyk ... Female Reporter
Matt Kippen ... Business Man
Benjamin Beauchemin ... Waylon

Kristen Harris ... Mother in Supermarket
Blane Cypurda ... Boy in Supermarket
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Aldane'e ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

David Astone ... Prisioner (uncredited)
Tracy Beemer ... Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Cory Cassidy ... Security Guard (uncredited)
Ryan DeLong ... Munck Factory Worker (uncredited)
Joel Edwards ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Isaac Feldman ... Attorney (uncredited)
Robert Gonzalez-Pino ... Lawyer (uncredited)

Kristina Plisko ... None (uncredited)

Kristen Sawatzky ... Sales Girl (uncredited)
Koby Shimada ... Japanese Ganstar (uncredited)
Brett Sorensen ... UPS driver (uncredited)

Ty Wood ... Hockey Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonas Elmer 
Writing credits
Ken Rance (written by) (as Kenneth Rance) and
C. Jay Cox (written by)

Produced by
Paul Brooks .... producer
Tracey E. Edmonds .... producer
Bruce Wayne Gillies .... line producer: additional photography
Phyllis Laing .... producer
Jeff Levine .... co-producer
Scott Niemeyer .... executive producer
Andrew Paquin .... producer
Peter Safran .... producer
Jonathan Shore .... associate producer
Darryl Taja .... producer
Dylan Tarason .... production executive
Original Music by
John Swihart 
Cinematography by
Chris Seager 
Film Editing by
Troy Takaki 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
Jim Heber 
Production Design by
Dan Davis 
Art Direction by
Edward Bonutto (supervising art director)
Rosa Palomo 
Set Decoration by
Stephen Arndt 
Costume Design by
Lee Harper 
Darena Snowe 
Makeup Department
Amanda Kuryk .... assistant makeup artist
Natasha Ladek .... wigmaker: Renee Zellweger
Brenda Magalas .... makeup artist
Mary L. Mastro .... hair stylist: Renee Zellweger
Doug Morrow .... makeup department head
Forest Sala .... key hair stylist
Janet Sala .... hair stylist
Brad Wilder .... makeup artist: Renee Zellweger
Mark Wittenberg .... makeup artist: Florida
Production Management
Brian Buckland .... additional production manager
Kate Kroll .... post-production supervisor
Koah Kruse .... post-production supervisor
Lesley Oswald .... production manager
Elayne Schneiderman .... production manager: Florida
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Crossin .... second assistant director
Richard Duffy .... first assistant director: second unit
Martin Ellis .... second assistant director: additional photography
Kate Godley .... assistant director: set
Megan Heke .... third assistant director
Matt Henderson .... additional first assistant director
Douglas Mitchell .... first assistant director: second unit
Richard O'Brien-Moran .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ryan Berzuk .... assistant property master
Elizabeth Boller .... art department coordinator: Florida
Lloyd Brandson .... key scenic artist
Rudy Braun .... set designer
Nick Burns .... storyboard artist
Joelle Craven .... daily graphics
Brian Ferguson .... on-set dresser
Scott Hadaller .... graphics
Donna Jenkyns .... art department coordinator: additional scenes
Alexis Labra .... on-set dresser
Robert K. Laurie .... set dresser
Bill MacInnis .... set dresser
Lisa Manchulenko .... key greens
Scott Nifong .... props: second unit
Gord Peterson .... set designer
Lia Roldan .... set decorator: Los Angeles
Nicholas J. Romanac .... property master: Florida
Emilio Saez .... set dec gangboss florida
Bill Sinosich .... on-set carpenter
Brian Smith .... construction coordinator
Larry Spittle .... assistant art director
Mark Stratton .... props
Kristin Tresoor .... clearances
Jonathan Van Winkle .... graphic artist
Khali Wenaus .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Osmin Camero .... adr recordist
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Kelly Cole .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer
Graeme Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer
Leon Johnson .... sound mixer
Devan Kraushar .... additional sound designer
Javier Marin Leyton .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator: Los Angeles
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Stan Mak .... boom operator
Christine McLeod .... sound supervisor
Bill Mellow .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric M. Moorman .... boom operator: Florida
Glen Noseworthy .... foley recordist
Ryan Nowak .... sound effects editor
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Christopher M. Ray .... assistant re-recording mixer (as Chris Ray)
James Wallace .... sound designer
Joe Watts .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Watts .... sound recordist
Kyle Weber .... utility sound
Special Effects by
James Kozier .... fabricator
Tim Storvick .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Artin Aryaei .... compositor: Image Engine
Nadine Blackler .... digital compositor
Ann-Marie Blommaert .... visual effects project manager
Freddy Chavez Olmos .... compositor: Image Engine (as Freddy Chavez)
Hanoz Elavia .... systems engineer: Image Engine
Janeen Elliott .... visual effects sequence supervisor: Image Engine
Sean Gilhooly .... visual effects coordinator: Artifex Studios
Jason Gross .... visual effects plate supervisor: Image Engine
Robin Hackl .... compositor: Image Engine
Louis Kim .... compositor: Image Engine
Aaron Kramer .... compositor: Image Engine
Ken Lam .... compositor: Image Engine
Alex Lama .... compositor: Image Engine
Jesus Lavin .... compositor: Image Engine
Ken MacKenzie .... digital imaging technician
Dawn Brooks Macleod .... visual effects producer: Image Engine (as Dawn Brooks)
Veronica Marino .... matte painter
Greg Massie .... visual effects animator: Image Engine
James McPhail .... visual effects animator: Image Engine
Jacob Curtis Miller .... compositor: Image Engine
Lucio Moser .... software developer: Image Engine
Peter Muyzers .... visual effects production manager: Image Engine
Jason Navarro .... systems engineer: Image Engine
Cesar Rodriguez Bautista .... compositor: Image Engine
Adam Stern .... visual effects supervisor: Artifex Studios
Tom Truscott .... compositor: Image Engine
Brent Veal .... digital compositor
Shawn Walsh .... visual effects supervisor: Image Engine
Mark Williams .... senior research and development programmer: Image Engine
Corrina Wilson .... compositing lead: Image Engine
Samson Sing Wun Wong .... compositor: Image Engine
Lori MacKay .... stunt double
Dan Skene .... stunt coordinator
Dan Skene .... stunt performer
Sean Skene .... stunt performer
Jodi Stecyk .... stunt coordinator
Kelly Vickers .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
François Balcaen .... key grip
Mark Chow .... camera operator: second unit
John Clarke .... gaffer
Ciaran Copelin .... first assistant camera
John Durica .... rigging electric best boy
Casey Harrison .... second assistant camera
Jason Heke .... second assistant camera
John Joleaud .... gaffer: LA unit
Ben Kanegson .... key grip
Michael Kelly .... lighting technician
Jonathan Kennedy .... grip
Marvin Lee .... second assistant camera: Florida
Aaron Mallin .... loader
Michael Marshall .... additional photographer
Jesse Mather .... best boy electric
T. Michael McLean .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, florida
Reil Munro .... grip: second unit
Andrew Pedley .... video assist operator
Nicolas Phillips .... lead lighting technician
Rebecca Sandulak .... still photographer
Faires A. Sekiya .... Steadicam operator (as Faires Anderson)
Faires A. Sekiya .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Faires Anderson)
Clint Silzer .... a dolly grip
Laurent Soriano .... first assistant camera
Carla Sosa .... film loader: Florida
Larry Tardif .... camera car operator
Jamie Thompson .... director of photography: LA unit
Rick Tiedeman .... camera operator: "b" camera, Florida
Charles Venzon .... second unit
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... extras casting: Los Angeles
Phyllis Karpinski .... extras casting assistant
Kari Rieger .... extras casting
Joey Ritche .... casting assistant
L.E. Wallace .... casting assistant
Lori Wyman .... casting: Florida
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Dunfield .... key costumer
Eileen Gano .... costumer
Scott R. Hankins .... personal dresser: Renee Zellweger
Karen Kristalovich .... assistant costume designer
Kristen Lucio .... set costumer
Guy Mastaler .... costume assistant: Florida
Amy Sztulwark .... extras costume coordinator
Angela Wells .... costume truck supervisor
Editorial Department
James Cowan .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Kate Kroll .... post-production coordinator
Bryan Lamoureux .... first assistant editor
Ken MacKenzie .... imaging technician
Thor Roos .... digital intermediate artist
Dave Wilkinson .... colorist: dailies
Kyle Cunningham .... executive sales assistant: Technicolor Creative Services Vancouver (uncredited)
Music Department
Hal Beckett .... supervising music editor
Ted Blaisdell .... music score mixer
Meagan Carsience .... music editor
Bobby Collins .... music clearance
Natasha Duprey .... additional music supervisor
Brian H. Kim .... composer's assistant
Alexandra Patsavas .... music supervisor
Kasey Truman .... music coordinator
Ginger Whitman .... music coordinator
Brittany Whyte .... music coordinator (as Brittany Warfield)
Brian H. Kim .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator: additional photography
John Bekavac .... picture vehicle assistant coordinator
Jon Bergholz .... transportation and picture vehicles coordinator: Florida
Boris Danyliuk .... driver
Ron Jennings .... driver
Marlow .... driver: cast
Dave Perich .... driver: cast
Evan Siegel .... picture car coordinator
Garry 'Diesel' Trosky .... transportation coordinator
Ralph Walker .... transportation captain
David Wharry .... driver: cast
Other crew
Lesa Andelson .... production attorney
Steve Axworthy .... production assistant
Neal Baksh .... assistant location manager
Billy Bamman .... set production assistant: Miami
Matthew Benson .... production executive
Dave Brown .... firearms safety coordinator
Genevieve Carananti .... set production assistant: Miami
Luke Cartwright .... runner
Andy Chinn .... location scout: LA unit
Andy Chinn .... production secretary: LA unit
Stephanie Conway .... assistant: Mr. Connick Jr.
Paul Courchaine .... first assistant accountant
Laura Daniel .... assistant to producers
Maritza Diaz .... office staff
Chris Doss .... executive in charge of finance
Don Dunn .... production consultant
Cathie J. Edgar .... location manager
Jordan Fines .... animal coordinator
Laura Forrest .... travel services provided by
Chris Gabb .... office production assistant
Andrew Gallinger .... locations key
Dustin Genovese .... set production assistant: Miami
Suraj Gohill .... production financing
Julie Ann Grasso .... assistant production coordinator: Florida
Tamara Harland .... production assistant
Robb Inniss .... assistant production coordinator
Joanna L. Rees Jones .... executive in charge of post production
Heather Joyce .... marketing director
Alanna Kaimrajh .... office production assistant
Reed Makayev .... set production assistant
Lisa L. Martin .... production coordinator: florida
Tamara Mauthe .... production coordinator
Tanya Mazur .... script supervisor
Edwin Mesa .... set production assistant: Miami
Sarah Anne Milliken .... assistant: Ms. Zellwegger
Vicki Pearlman .... assistant accountant: Miami
Alex Puma .... accounting clerk
Joan Puma .... script supervisor: Florida
Jennifer Radzikowski .... location manager: Florida
Cullen Redekop .... production assistant
David P. Richardson .... location manager: Los Angeles
Jayson Schimnowski .... photo assistant
Andrew Schulz .... location assistant
Rob Spence .... additional production coordinator
Bryan Stanis .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator
Michelle Walker .... key craft service
Dylan Woodley .... accounting clerk
Sheila Woodley .... head accountant
Larry Zience .... production associate: Miami
Sean Whittaker .... set medic (uncredited)
Christopher J. Moore .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language (original rating)
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:PG-13 | Mexico:B | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:12A | USA:PG (certificate #44610) (edited for re-rating) | USA:PG-13 (original rating)

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Filmed under the title "Chilled in Miami."See more »
Revealing mistakes: The Minnesota license plates shown in the movie have a combination of letters and numbers in one grouping. A standard Minnesota license plate groups 3 numbers and 3 letters separately.See more »
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44 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
Zellweger Shines in entertaining formula romantic comedy, 25 January 2009
Author: lor_ from New York, New York

Though its payoff scenes are as predictable as could be, this entertaining romantic comedy is an effective vehicle sure to please Renee Zelweger fans. Well-timed to a winter release (the film's heartwarming Xmas scene occurs early in the story as an intended anticlimax preceding the plot complications to come), this modern fable set in a small town in frozen Minnesota is well-photographed on atmospheric Manitoba locations. Zellweger top lines as the fish out of water, volunteering in her high-profile Miami based conglomerate to head north to makeover a tiny food plant, cut its workforce by half and retool for an automated new product launch. She's the typical jargon-laden, fast-track advancement type, dreaming of CEO-hood and sorely lacking in empathy or any recognizable people-to-people skills. Strutting around in inappropriate high heels (closeups of which are a bit overdone by Danish director Jonas Elmer making his Hollywood debut), she quickly alienates every Minnesotan in sight and looks to be headed for disaster in a hopeless hatchet-woman assignment. Led by a warm & funny supporting turn by Siobhan Fallon Hogan (who channels the local persona even better than Frances McDormand's Oscar-winning stint in Fargo), as her local assistant, a tapioca pudding whiz who spends equal time on scrapping (making scrapbooks) and religiosity, the very cute cast of hayseeds play off hard-bitten Zellweger quite well in a time-honored clash of city smarts vs. folksy wisdom. Sure it's very, very corny, but fun all the same. Harry Connick Jr. plays the area union chief who is always in view as Renee's romantic interest, and there is also a dynamite turn by J.K. Simmons (fresh from his triumph in Juno) as the plant foreman who runs afoul of Renee's plans. New in Town is not in the league of the great old movies of Riskin and Capra, but is genuinely amusing and a fine platform for Zellweger to display both physical & romantic comedy skills. The spectre of layoffs and disappearing companies we are currently living through was probably not in mind when this light feature was scripted and shot, but it resonates as a timely, escapist treatment of all-too-painful realities.

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