Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday's Movie-New in Town

A Novel Menagerie asks us to post about a movie that you watched the week before. We usually watch quite a few movies over the weekend and it is sometimes difficult to only discuss one.

The movie that we really enjoyed this last weekend was New in Town.

Here are the details from the film:

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr., Frances Conroy

Runtime: 1 hr, 36 mn

MPAA Rating: PG

Here is a summary of the movie from the MSN Movie website:

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 snowbound town of New Ulm, Lucy accepts, knowing that a big promotion is just around the corner. But New Ulm and Miami couldn't be more different if they were each located on separate continents, and as Lucy warms to the locals she discovers that there's more to life than making top dollar and wearing the latest fashions. When handsome local Ted Mitchell (Harry Connick Jr.) takes an interest in Lucy, it isn't long before the whole town is abuzz with rumors of romance, and the girl from the city discovers that a bit of rural magic could work wonders for her outlook on life. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

My Movie Thoughts:

Lucy is on the fast track in the business world and climbing the ladder of success. The company that she works for has taken over a small food manufacturing plant in Minnesota and Lucy is charged with the task of going to the plant and overseeing operations and the restructuring process. After adjusting to the cold temperatures and trying to change the local's attitudes toward her, she develops a soft spot for the small community and starts to think that maybe what the corporation has in mind for this small plant is not the best idea. This was an enjoyable romantic comedy that kept both my husband and myself entertained, although parts of it were pretty predictable. I am going to rate this one 4 out of 5 bags of popcorn.


Blodeuedd said...

I enjoyed this one with my boyfriend. Though could have been somewhat funnier, hard to explain, anyway very sweet and funny movie :)

bermudaonion said...

I'd like to see this since I'm a Renee Zellweger fan.

TexasRed said...

I haven't seen this one yet. Wanted to hear what people thought of it first.

mrsshukra said...

I was on a tapioca binge for weeks after watching this movie on DVD! Fun movie!

ANovelMenagerie said...

I've looked at this movie more times than I can count and wondered whether or not I should rent it. I think I will, now!

Margot said...

I must have missed this one when it came out. It sounds fun and I love to watch Renee Zellweger.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a Renee fan, so I didn't see it when it came out, but I keep hearing that it's good, so I might have to break down and see it :)

isha said...

I saw this movie... really very romantic and comedy movie.....i like this movie..... I Watch new in town movie last week......