Synopsis: In New In Town, a high-powered businesswoman must adapt to life in a small town in Minnesota when she must travel there for work.
Release Date: January 30, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
If you are looking for a light-hearted romantic comedy that will make you smile and feel good walking out of the theatre, New In Town delivers. The film has a great deal of personality and offers the viewer laughs, a possible cry, and may even make you cheer.
As the two romantic leads, Lucy and Ted, Zellweger and Connick Jr. succeed as a couple who has the antagonistic relationship that blossoms into more. They are delightful to watch in New In Town and playful in their antics. The relationship that builds between them is believable and not overwrought with sentimentality or exaggerated romanticism. It comes across as a more realistic love affair but still holds true to movie magic.
A great majority of New In Town‘s comedy stems from the small town mentality and making it the butt of the jokes, along with the ‘fish out of water’ scenario. The way the people interact with one another and how they react towards the arrival of an outsider supplies a great many funny scenes and situations. It is fun to watch and surely gives you the ability to laugh out loud for a variety of reasons.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Jonas Elmer
- Cast: Renée Zellweger (Lucy Hill), Harry Connick Jr. (Ted Mitchell), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Blanche Gunderson), J.K. Simmons (Stu Kopenhafer), Mike O’Brien (Lars Ulstead), Frances Conroy (Trudy Van Uuden)
- Country Of Origin: USA