Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New in Town - DVD Review


Starring Renee Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr., JK Simmons, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, and Frances Conroy.
Directed by Jonas Elmer.

Predictable from opening credits to closing, but it succeeds on more levels than it deserves to. There are a couple early good gags, and the supporting cast, once you get past the Fargo stereotypes, bring warmth to their "youbetcha" Minnesoootans. Zellweger plays an ambitious corporate executive in Miami who's sent to oversee the downsizing of a Minnesota plant, but the longer she's there, the more attached she gets to the locals.

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