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Still shot from the movie: New In Town.

New In Town

Lucy Hill (Renée Zellweger) is climbing the corporate ladder in her designer suits and high heel shoes. But when the Miami consultant accepts an assignment to restructure a manufacturing plant located in frosty Minnesota, the city girl's "dress for success" ambition proves an obvious mismatch for many of the laborers, including Ted Mitchell (Harry Connick Jr.). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 30 Jan 2009
Video Release: 26 May 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is New In Town Rated PG?


Originally rated PG-13 for “brief strong language,” this movie met with the razor blade and is now cut to a PG rating. However, some concerns for parents still exist, including numerous scatological and mild profanities and about a half-dozen terms of Deity. Some discussion arises about “wearing something dirty” after a man’s instructions to “wear something you can get dirty in” are misconstrued. No visuals are seen, but a woman admits she’s wearing a thong after she gets entangled in a pair of overalls and needs a man to help her get out of them. A woman, stuck in a ditch during a blizzard, hangs red lingerie on her car antenna to attract help. A clothed man and woman are shown on a sofa with her on top of him—when someone interrupts them, we see him (from the rear) quickly do up his pants. Characters drink in various scenes, and in one instance a woman becomes very drunk. In a hunting accident, a man is shot in the posterior.

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