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New In Town [DVD]

Renee Zellweger , Harry Connick jr. , Jonas Elmer    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Renee Zellweger, Harry Connick jr., J.K.Simmons, Frances Conroy, Siobhan Fallon Hogan
  • Directors: Jonas Elmer
  • Format: Anamorphic, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Sound, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001V7P2JU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,403 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Romantic comedy starring Renee Zellwegger and Harry Connick Jr. Lucy Hill (Zellwegger) is a high-powered businesswoman living a luxury life in Miami. When she is sent to a small town in icy Minnesota to oversee the restructuring of a blue collar manufacturing plant, the adjustment process takes a while. But as she gets used to small-town life, and falls in love with one of the factory's employees, union rep Ted Mitchell (Connick Jr), she comes to reconsider her own goals and priorities.

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New In Town [DVD] [DVD] (2009) Renee Zellweger; Harry Connick jr.; J.K.Simmons

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars the Ice Woman cometh . . . 6 Mar 2009
By tallpete33 TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Every man must do his duty and so I did mine taking the girlfriend to see this movie. Renee Zellwegger, queen of the genre "chickus flickus" swaps her big pants for killer heels as ruthless career woman Lucy Hill in this small town/big town rom-com.

Drawing the short straw and unceremoniously dispatched from sunny Miami to a freezing small town in Minnesota (near Canada apparently), the unfortunate Ms Hill's task is to halve the headcount of the Muncke food processing plant; the town's main source of employment and it's lifeblood. After kitting herself out from head to toe in North Face, she surprisingly finds herself warming to the town and it's welcoming (for the most part) people and in particular Ted Mitchell, the union rep (Harry Connick Jr.) thus causing a serious conflict of interest. Rescued from the snow by the bearded "beer drinking pick-up driving loser", her heart slowly melts and she finds herself empathising...and more with the townspeople.

This is gentle stuff, all well acted, if a little predictable but none the worse for it. The "fish out of water" card is played but not overly so, same goes for the small town/big town resentments and clichés. This part was written for Zellwegger who can wear killer heels or anoraks and look hot and girl-next-door in the same film. Small town "hicks" come out on top, of course, but that's the nature of this type of movie and it's not bad stuff.

This has mum's birthday/Christmas/Mother's Day present written all over it. I'm just glad I didn't have to sit through Momma Mia (7/10)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars warm and funny 1 Aug 2010
Format:DVD
Me and my daughter just watched this dvd and laughed our heads off, brilliant easy to watch rom com. Im giving it a five star as its such a fun movie to watch.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Have a Thoroughly Enjoyable Evening! 4 Dec 2010
By James Gallen TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
"New In Town" is a romantical comedy set in a cold (in more ways than one), small town in Minnesota. Lucy Hill, played by Renee Zellweger, comes into town to manage a traditional home town plant with instructions to mechanize and downsize. This is a predictable story of conflict and conversion as Lucy and the workers, especially the union representative, played by Harry Connick, Jr., clash and win each other over. Amidst the story is a series of downright funny incidents. I am generally not a movie fan but my daughter told me that this was a family movie so I gave it a try. She was right! We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. You have one too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Ghostgrey51 TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
OK. Head's above the parapet time! I bought this in HMV so that my wife and I could sit down and just watch an enjoyable easy-going film.
Having read the info on the back of the DVD jacket I had a very, very good idea on how this was going to go, and indeed I was nearly 100% right (we didn't get an ending with a marriage ceremony or during a visit by the grouchy suits at Miami Head Office one or all of them taking a tumble in snow, moose crap or a food vat).
It was a light, funny and generous film, and one I would recommend to anyone who wants to just sit back, kick off the shoes and the cares of the world. Good work by the cast!
And that is absolutely, positively, certainly well and good by me.
I just might buy the Soundtrack CD
By-the-by if you think Renee Zellweger is pure lite-weight watch Cold Mountain or Nurse Betty
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL 28 Oct 2013
By Sandie
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I actually purchased two copies of New in Town and sent one to my sister as I love the film that much. I think it is a lovely chick flick and it never fails to cheer me up especially as I am a big fan of Harry Connick Jr and Renee. If the DVD wears out due to contact watching I will most certainly replace it as I love this film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needed more humour 28 Sep 2012
Format:DVD
For a romcom, this movie seemed more Rom and less Com. It was the viewing equivilent of easy listening music. Very predictable, very easy on the viewer, but could have done with more laughs along the way and a bit more to the plot, which would have made it feel more involving. It's not a bad movie per se, but not one I'd watch again and again, if you see what I mean?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This Isn't What Blu Was Made For 30 Mar 2010
By DL Productions UK TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
New In Town is a good film, don't get me wrong, Renee Zelwegger trying to improve a town in turmoil is funny and heart warming, but sadly this blu-ray doesn't even get close, the picture is not as good as the standard def edition, which is disappointing. The colour is good, but it's just not as glitzy as Stranger Than Fiction on Blu-Ray. The sound wasn't particularly impressive either, which was disappointing too. This is no where as good as Entertainment In Video's last release - Rush Hour 3, which was high bitrate, and good quality, with rich sound.

Definitely not worth buying, this offers nothing over the standard definition version, which is really a shame.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud funny 11 July 2014
By Cariad
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Very funny I loved this film. If you want to be cheered up this will lift your spirits.
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I love movies about rural areas of USA. This story is made perfectly to satisfaction. Great story,funny,moving and worth the money.
Published 5 months ago by A.A
5.0 out of 5 stars ok
got it for a friend of mine they said it was very good not my sort of thing came very quick was very good i will get more
Published 6 months ago by mr.g.ames
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
really don't know why asked to review a cd, all's l can say is purchased after watching on sky one snow bound day and have enjoyed it several times since
Published 9 months ago by Daisey
4.0 out of 5 stars renee
renee zellweger is a gifted actress. every time she is on screen, you just hold your breath and get mesmerized. she is the only reason to buy this movie and i don't regret.
Published 11 months ago by Julide Goldal
5.0 out of 5 stars seen several times
My recollection of Rennee Zellweger was from the Brigit Jones era which I disliked. Anglo/American as a genre doesnt work
for me - English actors become painfully English when... Read more
Published 17 months ago by peter stewart
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