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Cliched and short on charm, New In Town is a pat genre exercise that fails to bring the necessary heat to its Minnesota setting. Read critic reviews

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Lucy Hill (Renée Zellweger), an ambitious executive, lives the high life in Miami. She loves climbing the corporate ladder as well as all the material goods that her success can buy. When she is offered a temporary assignment to restructure a factory in a backwater town, she eagerly accepts and anticipates a huge promotion in the pipeline. However, what Lucy gets is a life-changing experience and romance with the man of her dreams (Harry Connick Jr.).

Cast & Crew

Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Blanche Gunderson
J.K. Simmons
Stu Kopenhafer
Mike O'Brien
Lars Ulstead
Frances Conroy
Trudy Van Uuden
Ferron Guerreiro
Bobbie Mitchell
James Durham
Bob Deitmar
Robert Small
Donald Arling
Wayne Nicklas
Harve Gunderson
Kenneth Rance
Screenwriter
C. Jay Cox
Screenwriter
Scott Niemeyer
Executive Producer
Norm Waitt
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Chris Seager
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Critic Reviews for New in Town

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  • Sep 23, 2012
    It is a familiar theme - up-and-coming corporate executive comes to town to close down its only plant, but falls in love with town and some guy and does all she/he can to save the town business. For some reason, I was not happy with Renée Zellweger's performance. It is hard to see Renée as a corporate executive.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Boring, unfunny, and Zellweger doesnt deliver
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 08, 2011
    New In town had to potential in being a good film. Unfortunately, it's an awful mess of a romantic comedy that relies on the same old repetitive clichés. New In Town was a boring, unimpressive film that proves once again that Renee Zellweger can't act. The film is boring, dull and poorly executed. I hated the film. I found the jokes to be uninteresting, and if they were supposed to be funny, I forgot to laugh. This is a pointless romantic comedic with a bad cast (aside from J.K Simmons, who's wasted here), this film is terrible. Director Jonas Elmer can't craft an effective plot, or direct a good film for that matter. The film lumbers along like your typical romantic comedy, and doesn't do anything new with the formula. The best way I could describe this film, is simply that it's a waste of time. The film simply wasn't entertaining. The cast wasn't good and the plot was dull, uninteresting, and you lost interested halfway through. New In Town is one of those films that you wish was never made. The film doesn't do anything whatsoever to immerse you into its story. Instead, the film irritates you, and makes you wish it was over. Of all the romantic comedies that I have seen, New In Town is one of the worst. Writing wise, acting wise, the film absolutely doesn't cut it. This a mess of a film that uses overused clichés to try and create something refreshing, but it doesn't work. New In Town is a boring, poorly crafted film that is worth avoiding!
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2011
    The film was so so. It kind of reminded me of the film Extract, but I thought that film was better. The film needed a rewrite. The pacing was off. Acting wise, Renee Zellweger did a good job in the lead role. I could have seen Sandra Bullock play that role too. She did have a good on screen chemistry with Harry Connick Jr. I thought some of the actors in the supporting roles were miscast. I did like the music in the film. Overall, worth checking out only for Zellweger's performance.
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