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New in Town (2009)

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A Miami businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a tiny Minnesota town.

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A high-powered consultant in love with her upscale Miami lifestyle is sent to a middle of nowhere town in 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. Written by Anonymous

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She's an executive on the move. But her career is taking her a little farther than she expected.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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30 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,741,530 (USA) (30 January 2009)

Gross:

$16,699,684 (USA) (20 March 2009)
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Trivia

J.K. Simmons didn't wear a fat suit for his role as Stu Kopenhafer; he actually gained 40+ pounds. See more »

Goofs

When Ted is discussing severance compensation on the phone, the boom is visible. See more »

Quotes

Blanche Gunderson: And that's okay? It's okay to pull the rug out from under folks as long as it's nobody that you know? It's okay because we're just silly podunk Minnesotans, right? We talk funny and we ice-fish and we scrapbook and we drag Jesus into regular conversation. We're not cool like you, right? So we don't matter.
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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 »

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Featured in El Reviewer Random: New in Town (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Move by Yourself
Written by Donavon Frankenreiter
Performed by Donavon Frankenreiter
Courtesy of Lost Highway Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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1 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a single independent female i look forward to these types of movies. Some deliver and some do not. If i can come away feeling hopeful and positive then it did its job. And i can assure you this movie did just that for me. It was cute and entertaining. The locations were complete opposites. Hot and humid in Miami and freezing in Minnesota. To see a character adapt to the cold after living in Florida and then also to adapt to the conservative lifestyles portrayed in this particular small northern Minnesota town, challenging. Renee always delivers. Harry Connick Jr. stole the show with his comedic timing. And the Actress playing Blanche and actor playing Stu also very funny. And did i mention the soundtrack ROCKS!


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