Hey guys, do you have any plans this weekend? I am off to visit family on Saturday and Sunday but I might squeeze in a movie before doing so and the one at the top of my list is Renee Zellweger’s New In Town. It is a very light movie, rated PG-13 – perfect for a weekend break from a long harrowing week.
From what I have read, the movie is about Lucy Hill, a corporate player who has high flying ambitions – to become president of the company one day. In her effort to impress her boss, she flies from Florida to Minnesota to oversee a small factory. Hence the “new in town” description I guess. The plot seems to be pretty easy to follow – new big city girl meets local boy. First they dislike each other and then gets to know each other and end up in one another’s arms.
Of course, there are other elements to the story, like Lucy receiving orders to shut the plant down. However, she saves the day somehow by thinking of a way for the plant to make money and thus satisfy the corporate bigwigs.
Looking back at what I have just written, I am pretty sure that this movie will be a no brainer. So why do I still have the desire to see it? Well, for one, we all need no brainers every now and then. Two, Renee Zellweger has been quite successful in portraying funny characters – and her Lucy Hill character has her own brand of funny, or so I’ve heard. Oh, it doesn’t hurt that Harry Connick Jr. is the co-star.