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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.).
Why Is New In Town Rated PG?
New In Town is rated PG for language and some suggestive material. (Previously, this film was rated PG-13 for brief strong language, but was edited and re-rated.)
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in New In Town...
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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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of New In Town...
New in Town arrives on the home video market on DVD (in either widescreen or full frame) and Blu-ray (widescreen only). All versions come with the following luggage:
- Audio commentary with the cast and crew.
- Deleted scenes
- Featurettes: Making NEW IN TOWN (in Winnipeg, Canada), The Folk Art of Scrapbooking and Puddings Delicious Role in NEW IN TOWN.
The DVD offers audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 2.0 and Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English and Spanish.
Subtitles - English, Spanish
Additional Release Material:
The Blu-ray disc provides audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 7.1 HD), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish. It also includes an interactive feature, Your Own Scrapbook Commentary.