A Miami, Florida businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a small 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 Jane Drake Nancy Jane Drake ... Flo (as Nancy Drake)
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, 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.

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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 »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Billy Gunderson: Awesome.
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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

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 Gordon-11See 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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Release Date:

30 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chilled in Miami See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,741,530, 1 February 2009

Gross USA:

$16,734,283

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,010,817
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1.85 : 1
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