A romantic comedy just as benign and generic as its instantly forgettable title suggests, New in Town
may be a simplistic reworking of rom-com script number 42B, yet much like Blanche Gunderson's "nothing fancy" meatloaf, it has a certain Midwestern charm that settles calmly in the stomach, making the viewer feel warm, comfortable, and quick to smile.
Lucy Hill (Renee Zellweger) is a Miami executive on the fast track to becoming CEO of a powerful business firm. Presented with the opportunity to restructure a manufacturing plant in New Ulm, MN, Lucy catches the next flight out of Miami and prepares to prove herself in the field. At first she's all bus...