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Renée Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr. headline this romantic comedy about an ambitious Miami executive who meets the man of her dreams and begins reassessing her big-city values after accepting a temporary transfer to the middle of nowhere. When it comes to climbing the corporate latter, Lucy Hill (Zellweger) is a good few rungs above her closest competitor; she's got ambition to spare, and she cares more about driving the latest model car and filling her closet with shoes than making friends around the office. Offered a temporary assignment restructuring a manufacturing plant in the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Zellwegger struggles in a frosty role that forces her into one comic indignity after another."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Bright and engaging, this film is just a bit of watchable fluff without a single moment of originality"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Danish director Jonas Elmer doesn't quite understand romantic nuance."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"Most of the time [Zellweger] looks uncomfortable in the role -- as in, what am I doing in this hammy, undercooked movie?"
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"Jokes fall flat, the story goes limp and Zellweger will no doubt want to forget she was ever New in Town."
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Sweet, gooey romantic comedy."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Zellweger exudes none of the warmth and winsome behavior that helped raise the first Bridget Jones film to something solid."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"It pains me to admit, and I may be distinctly in the minority here, but I really liked this film."
‑ Julian Roman, MovieWeb
"The film starts off as a tedious, lifeless ordeal and it stays that way with a vengeance."
‑ Edward Porter, Times [UK]
"Predictable and uninspired, it is one more example of the dumb comedies that Hollywood is churning out at an alarming rate."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"New in Town is old, and worn out. Its joints are creaky, it smells like mothballs, and it just keeps repeating the same old stories over and over again."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"A transparent fish-out-of-water romantic comedy by A Danish director which won't work with an American audience."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"This fish-out-of-water romantic comedy offers nothing new and sticks to a comfortingly predictable formula."
‑ Keith Cohen, Entertainment Spectrum
"This is a dopey piece of work, slack, derivative, sentimental."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Renée Zellweger's rabbity, dimply pout - surely the strangest facial expression in Hollywood - simpers and twitches out of the screen in this moderate girly flick that adheres with almost religious fanaticism to the feelgood romcom handbook."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
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