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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.

Director:

Jonas Elmer

Writers:

Ken Rance (as Kenneth Rance), C. Jay Cox

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Lucy Hill
Harry Connick Jr. ... Ted Mitchell
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Blanche Gunderson
J.K. Simmons ... Stu Kopenhafer
Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien ... Lars Ulstead
Frances Conroy ... Trudy Van Uuden
Ferron Guerreiro Ferron Guerreiro ... Bobbie Mitchell
James Durham James Durham ... Rob Deitmar
Robert Small ... Donald Arling
Wayne Nicklas Wayne Nicklas ... Harve Gunderson
Hilary Carroll Hilary Carroll ... Kimberley
Nancy Drake Nancy Drake ... Flo
Stewart J. Zully ... Wallace Miller (as Stewart Zully)
Marilyn Boyle Marilyn Boyle ... Winnie
Dan Augusta Dan Augusta ... Billy Gunderson
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Lionsgate [United States]

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chilled in Miami See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,741,530, 1 February 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,734,283, 26 March 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,970,613, 3 May 2009
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed under the title "Chilled in Miami." See more »

Goofs

When Lucy has to go to the bathroom outdoors while bird shooting and Ted tries to unzip her snowsuit, she tells Ted "hurry" and "just hurry." To some, it sounds like she says "Harry," the name of the actor playing Ted. This occurs thirty-six minutes before the end of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Ted Mitchell: Remember, whatever you do to my daughter, I do to you
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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

References Juno (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Movin' Out
Written by Billy Roues, Steven Roues and Gary Solomon
Performed by APM Music
Courtesy of APM Music
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User Reviews

 
a heartwarming film with a beautiful moral message
15 March 2015 | by robchatSee all my reviews

In a world where profit goes before ethics, and CGI goes before story, it is nice to watch a comedy drama that is not superficial.

This film is all about community, love and compassion, and making a positive difference in this world that impacts and benefits the people around you.

Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr. and J.K. Simmons are a pleasure to watch as always, and the lesser known actors such as Siobhan Fallon are excellent too.

If you want to watch a heartwarming film with a beautiful moral message about human values and what really matters in this world, this film will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and remind you what life is all about. For those who prefer blowing things up, watch something else.

I haven't seen a decent comedy drama with such inspiring human values since Sweet Home Alabama. (and guess what, I just checked and screenplay writer C. Jay Cox was behind them both!) LOL Is there really only one screenwriter out there who can write romantic comedy with compassion and community at its core? In my opinion, the world would be a much better place if these values were the focus of Hollywood.

This is a wonderful film which deserves much more than the rating it has.


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