New In Town
New In Town (2009)

Lucy Hill is an ambitious, up-and-coming executive living in Miami. She loves her shoes, she loves her cars and she loves climbing the corporate ladder. When she is offered a temporary assignment--in the middle of nowhere--to restructure a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 30, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 26, 2009
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

A shockingly banal script lends the movie a generic awfulness; you wish Zellweger were in better hands.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

We could use an upbeat film with a solid Frank Capra vibe. But New in Town doesn't elicit a rah-rah spirit so much as it reawakens the cynical thought that such lazy screenwriters deserve to be out of work.

Joshua Starnes

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.

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Richard Roeper

The offspring of "Baby Boom" meets "Doc Hollywood."

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Neil Pond
American Profile

Zellwegger struggles in a frosty role that forces her into one comic indignity after another.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Bright and engaging, this film is just a bit of watchable fluff without a single moment of originality

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

In the current economic climate, this comedy about workers whose livelihood is rescued by a benevolent boss represents the ultimate wish-fulfillment fantasy. Don't spend your hard-earned discretionary cash on it.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Sweet, gooey romantic comedy.

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William Goss

Zellweger exudes none of the warmth and winsome behavior that helped raise the first Bridget Jones film to something solid.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Yes, it's got the same old clichà (C)s but it's not so bad it can't be watched.
Cassie Hill
Such an adorable movie. Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr. are an match made in heaven and I always enjoy J.K. Simmons performances in movies. I also was… More
Red Lats
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… More
Melvin White
I don't really know why I'm wasting even more of my life by writing about why this movie is so bad, but why not. New In Town is borderline the most… More
Alex roy
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.… More
Jim Careter
Boring, unfunny, and Zellweger doesnt deliver