>> New In Town (2009)

Title: New In Town

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr., J.K. Simmons, Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Director: Jonas Elmer

Studio: Lions Gate

Runtime: 96 Minutes

In Theatres: January 30, 2009

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Rating: 3.94 (out of 4.00)

Grade: A-

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Lucy Hill, a self made businesswoman, moves from Miami to Minnesota to overlook the restructuring and downsizing of a plant her company has just obtained. Being all business Lucy just wants to get in and get out and tries to do so without becoming attached to anyone or anything in the small town but things don’t always go as planned. Friendship, romance, and a sense of belonging however become threatened when she remembers that she came to town to lay off half the people at the plant.

New In Town is by all means nothing new. The film is formulated to the core and many of you can make an educated guess as to what’s coming around the bend with a 99.9% chance of being correct. Renee Zellweger doesn’t add much to the film either as she just comes off wooden in most of the scenes that require her to show emotion. As bad as that notion sounds though the film is actually pretty good. It wont win any awards but its delivery is enough to make you laugh every step of the way. A feel good film with enough character (and characters) to keep your eyes off of Miss Zellweger’s mediocre performance and focused on a pretty basic storyline. Harry Connick Jr. plays his usual self and after all these years I still find myself amazed and how well he pulls off the comic relief bit, his character is pretty funny if not typecast. J.K. Simmons, who most will recognize instantly as J. Jonah Jameson of Spiderman fame, steals the show in almost every scene he’s in as the grumpy foreman of the plant and Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Baby Mama) who plays Lucy’s executive assistant also steals the show. So, clichéd and formulated? Check. Laugh out loud fall out of your seat kind of funny? Absolutely. Go in expecting nothing and your going to come out totally satisfied with the amount of times this film will make you laugh and smile. Enjoy.
 

Comments

New In Town...LOL

This was a funny movie form the beginning thrlught the end.

Now that I had a chance to

Now that I had a chance to absorb it all in I still feel truly good about this one. She look really good and Harry is just wonderful.

New In Town

I was a bit skeptical when I read the plot, however this movie had many funny moments even though it had a predictable plot.

Great chemistry

What a great movie. I love Harry Connick, Jr. and Renee was as funny as ever. What a chemistry together

New in Town

I thought this movie was funny! some parts were a little predictabable.... the end result was happy... I loved the Jesus joke

If New in Town, wear something dirty

Funny movie, totatlly bought the relationship between Renee and Harry. I love the actress playing her secretary. She has a wonderful dry delivery of comedic material. Definitely worth seeing.

NEW IN TOWN

You've Got Mail with a upper midwest twist. The mannerisms of Fargo without the dark humor. Cute movie, but nobody is winning any awards for it. I enjoyed it.

NEW IN TOWN

I absolutely loved the chemistry between Harry and Renee! I laughed so hard during parts of the movie, I thought I was going to choke on my popcorn. Some of it was predictable but all in all very upbeat with a twist of humor in all directions!

Hooray For the Great White North

I am originally from Michigan and understand how a person from the south can feel misplaced in the Rugged weather worn north . I laughed at the raw banter between Renee and Harry they were great and The Friendly office assistant just had me losing it she was sweet ..If you need a light hearted film something to escape for an hour and 45 and walk away feeling better than your circumstances then this is your movie

New In Town

Thought it was a great movie. The storyline was well written and easy to follow. It had comedy and was just an all around feelgood movie.

New In Town

It was a really cute movie, but I thought Renee Zellweger looked horrible. Botox gone bad, maybe?

decent with a side of funny

the assistant was hilarious. I loved her. other than that there were moments where the dialogue was unforced and unconventional and seemed like how 2 people new in a relatinship would treat each other. and then at some times it the dialogue seemed to old and archaic and mechanical that it was almost unbearable. this is a movie you see for the minnesota side kick, not the leading roles.

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