New in Town Synopsis
The new job of an ambitious executive (Renée Zellweger) has an unexpected effect on her life.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A gentle, traditional (like, from the last century) romantic comedy.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The first Hollywood feature from Danish filmmaker Jonas Elmer, New in Town is so choppy that it would seem to have been edited with a...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Zellweger takes an otherwise passable mainstream comedy and all but ruins it with her lack of effort.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
You've seen New in Town before, and you've seen it done better. Still, it's a sweet-hearted bit of anemia, pleasant and obvious, and there...
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35

NPR

By Bob Mondello
There's no chemistry between Zellweger and Connick, and there's not a moment in which anything anyone does feels remotely plausible.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Strictly old hat -- and a poorly assembled hat at that.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This crap is supposed to be the chick flick antidote to Super Bowl fever. Ha!
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
To say that New in Town is the worst movie of this fledgling year is to damn it with faint praise. It may be one of the worst movies of any...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A romantic comedy that's neither romantic nor funny.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's unfunny at best and borderline-amateur at worst, notwithstanding the desperate efforts of Renée Zellweger.
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Most entertaining movie to come from Hollywood in ions

By vamomof4
I went to an advance screening tonight - the whole audience was laughing almost non-stop during the entire movie. There was a wide variety of people in the audience - both male and female, young and...

I Loved This Movie

By katapillar
I loved this movie, and it is not getting the credit it deserves. First of all, the music in the movie is great, and I can't wait for the soundtrack! Secondly, the peopl e of New Ulm ,Minnesota are...

The Movie Critics are"The Biggest Losers!" and I ain't talkin weight!

By pepjrp
After reading the critics words, I thought this movie would be horrible to see. I went and saw it anyway and realized that the so-called movie critics have no idea what the folks like. These...

“NEW IN TOWN” – Baby, it’s COLD Outside (tho the story is warm) =

By jimchudnow
(Based on advance preview:) I found this film to be more ROMANTIC than comedy. RENEE ZELLWEGER plays an uptight, upwardly-mobile executive who’s sent from Florida to revamp the food company’s...

New in Town

By mstollens
I was looking forward 2 watching the movie because of Harry Connick Jr. I have to say,he did NOT disappoint.The movie itself was cute & often times hysterical! I went with my boyfriend who had...

Pleasant Mediocrity

By RandytheMovieFan
Utterly, utterly, utterly (can I add utterly) predictable bit of puffery that makes for an okay date movie or other light diversion. Nothing objectionable, nothing memorable, maybe one or two...

New in Town

By Star322
Don't listen to the critics, I saw this movie with some girlfriends and abosolutely loved it. It was cute, funny and sweet. The perfect "feel good" movie. And to anyone out there that appreciates...

Warm Those Cold Nights!

By GRgenius
In classic Romantic Comedy style reminiscent of "27 Dresses" and "Music and Lyrics", this film was even better than I had anticipated. A young female business professional taking the business world...

Typical, but very cute

By marygoroundhorses
everyone, myself included, seemed to enjoy the movie. predictable, but with the cast, you can't miss. and harry is always hot to watch. :D...

Better than expected

By spyboy
We went to see this movie as sort of a default. We've seen a few of the big movies out and we didn't have time to see the lengthy Benjamin Button which we really wanted to see. So we saw this one. ...

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Rated PG | For language and some suggestive material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Formulaic romantic comedy has mostly mild content.
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