New in Town

(Rebecca Sandulak)


New in Town

Genre: Romance; Starring: Harry Connick Jr., Renee Zellweger, Frances Conroy, J.K. Simmons; Director: Jonas Elmer; Author: C. Jay Cox, Ken Rance; Release Date Wide: 01/30/2009; Runtime (in minutes): 96; MPAA Rating: PG

How much do I want to believe in America 2.0 as a place where a Suit might help factory workers survive hard times? Enough to swallow New In Town, a gentle, traditional (like, from the last century) romantic comedy in which Renée Zellweger teeters in high heels as a brittle singleton executrix who relocates to a Fargo-adjacent burg and discovers the virtues of ”square” Christian values. Bonus discovery: a cute, available man. Harry Connick Jr. plays Mr. Darcy in a pickup truck. B

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