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New in Town Review


New In Town is the same old tired story recycled for yet another round. There really is no reason to see this film because you have already seen it. A few good laughs, but nothing to get excited about.

New In Town is the same old tired story recycled for yet another round. There really is no reason to see this film because you have already seen it. A few good laughs, but nothing to get excited about.

My rating: 3.0 Stars

This movie has been done to death and I don’t see Hollywood retiring this old and tired story any time soon. I guess as long as it works for them meaning it makes them money. There is no reason for them to change it. However, this movie steeps lower. There is nothing in this movie that they tried to keep secret from you. Almost anything in it you can see coming from a mile away, is as if they did that on purpose, as if they knew this was the same “ol’ story”. They did not even try to hide it. Well Hollywood, it didn’t work. I was a little bored throughout the film, about the only thing that kept me going were some of the funny moments with Harry Connick Jr. and J.K. Simmons.

This would have to be Renee’s worst performance ever. I would nominate her for a Razzie in a minute. I know she can do better than this. I’ve seen her do it, but in this film is like she didn’t care and it showed in her work. I was really disappointed in that. It was almost as if she was blackmailed into making this film.

Don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t a bad movie, it was just really predictable and a sad performance by Renee. I did laugh a few times and it is always a pleasure to watch J.K. Simmons work. I think he’s a very under rated actor and comedian. In addition, Harry Connick Jr. was very, very funny and almost made up for Renee’s bad performance.

The movie tries to be dramatic at times, but it fails miserably. There were times when you hear the music in the background and you think to yourself, “am I supposed to be sad here”, “was this supposed to get my emotions going?” There really was none of that in this film, unlike some of the others in the past. The really sad part about this movie is that, I’m sure that there was a really good message in the story, but it was buried under bad clichés, bad acting and boring content that is was difficult to see. It is a real shame, I think the people in Minnesota deserve better.

If you really want to see this movie go right ahead, you might even enjoy it a little. Otherwise, there’s really no real reason to watch it. You won’t miss anything by not watching this film. You’ve seen it already many times over.

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