New In Town

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Released 2009

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Director:
Jonas Elmer
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG
New in Town is a 2009 romantic comedy directed by Jonas Elmer. Lucy Hill (Renee Zellweger) loves her life. She's found plenty of success as an executive in the fast-paced, glamorous city of Miami, indulging in her shoe-shopping habit and driving in luxurious sports cars. Lucy is offered an assignment in Minnesota, in a small, cold town that is the opposite of flashy Miami. But Lucy suspects that accepting the job and successfully retooling a manufacturing plant will show her talent, landing her a CEO position. The locals, realizing that Lucy will have to make some unpleasant changes, offer Lucy a less than warm welcome. At first, ambitious, self-absorbed Lucy doesn't do much to win their hearts, and for a while it seems as if Lucy will fail in her mission. But through her budding relationship with the union representative, Ted (Harry Connick Jr.), Lucy starts to become friends with Minnesotans and realize what her life back home is missing. Eventually, Lucy may have to change her priorities to lead the life she never knew she wanted.moreless

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  • 30

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Watching Ms. Zellweger's joyless performance, you have to wonder what happened to this formerly charming actress who not so long ago seemed on the verge of becoming a softer, more ...

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times

    The new comedy is flat, the romance is listless, the pacing is sluggish, and the fish-out-of-water flops -- flip-flop, flip-flop, I can hear it still.

  • 30

    Variety Joe Leydon

    It doesn't help that Zellweger, in an unfortunate attempt to make the aud appreciate her character's uptightness, spends many of the early scenes moving about as stiff as a flagpol...

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    Comedy, Drama

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    Romantic Comedy, Love & Romance