New in Town
Renee Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr
Lucy, played by Zellweger, is working her way up the corporate ladder in Miami. But she is shipped off to a little town in Minnesota to streamline a small manufacturing plant. This slick, city chick isn’t popular when word gets out that she has to downsize the company. So Lucy tries to escape both the cold and the bad situation she’s in. But the friendly townsfolk bring her back, and she is eventually drawn to their hospitality and kindness.
Lucy has no time for a love life, so when she begins a relationship with Ted (Harry Connick Jr with an awful beard), she has to make the hard choices between work and love.
The plot here is fairly typical, but the story moves along at quite a good pace, the comic characters are endearing, you get a few laughs, victory goes to the workers, and Harry Connick Jr shaves in the end! New in Town is a classic romantic comedy with few surprises, a terrific supporting cast, and a happy ending.