A high-powered consultant in love with her upscale Miami, Florida lifestyle is sent to New Ulm, 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.
In an interview on Rachael Ray: Episode #3.100 (2009) Renée Zellweger said the temperatures in Winnipeg, Manitoba were so cold during filming (as low as -55° C or -67° F), the camera could only run for up to one minute per take, to prevent the heat generated by the camera's electric motor from cracking the icy lens. See more »
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 »
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 »
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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