New in Town

We're home safely from our visit to New Mexico. Our only complaint about the trip? We didn't get to stay long enough!!

While visiting my sister and her family, we had the chance to watch a DVD of New in Town (Renee Zellweger, Harry Connick, Jr.), which I hadn't seen before--mainly because I expected the movie to be another insult fest against rural people. While the show definitely over-emphasizes some of the stereotypes to get a laugh, the overall effect of the story is more positive than condescending.

Zellweger comes to small town Minnesota at the beginning of winter, leaving behind city life in Florida for her job. She comes to appreciate the charms of her new friends and being part of a community, and not just because Connick is so good-looking and gallant. Her priorities change, and so does her life.

New in Town was much better than the average romantic comedy, though not to the level of being a classic, IMO.

Have you seen the movie? What did you think?

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