New In Town

Synopsis: A high-powered consultant in love with her upscale Miami lifestyle is sent to a middle of nowhere town in Minnesota to oversee the restructuring of a blue collar manufacturing plant. After enduring a frosty reception from the locals, icy roads and freezing weather, she warms up to the small town's charm, and eventually finds herself being accepted by the community. When she's ordered to close down the plant and put the entire community out of work, she's forced to reconsider her goals and priorities, and finds a way to save the town.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Jonas Elmer
Production: Lionsgate Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Oh, I bet you that's Trudy right now.

Harve, would you get that?

Harve, get that,

will you?

To the 35, 40. What a block.

Forty-five, still going.

Brought down at the 50.

Okay, buster, no tapioca for you.

Hey, everybody.

- Hi.

Hi, Trudy.

I froze my patootie off waiting

for someone to open that door.

You know how those New Ulm men

get when the Vikings play.

Yeah, I know.

- So, Trudy, I've got cocoa, tea or cider.

Cider. Thank you.

So, what's the latest?

You girls are terrible.

You start right in on that gossip.

It's not gossip, it's news.

Yes, Blanche, it's news.

So spit it out.

The reason I was late

is because I just got off the phone...

...with Munck headquarters in Miami.

- What did they want?

To rent a house for the new

plant manager they're sending here.

No way.

- Yes way.

We remember what happened

to that last plant manager...

...that Stu and his fellas

ran out of town.

The one that choked

on the knackwurst...

...during the Braunschweiger


Or what about the manager Stu had

stand too close to the glockenspiel?

You know I heard

he still has tinnitus?

What's that?

- Well, it's like:

All day long for the rest of your life.

Oh, my God, that's horrible.

Don't forget

the Land O' Lakes manager...

...that mysteriously got locked into

the dairy cooler.

What that man had to do

in that cooler to survive...

It's unmentionable.

God bless our new plant manager

whoever the poor guy is.



Good morning. Munck Foods.

Sorry I'm late.

We haven't gotten far.

- We had to wait for you.

We were discussing

how getting the New Ulm facility...

...dumped on our division

is going to affect our bottom line.

Well, wouldn't it just be better

to close the plant?

It looks like a lost cause to me.

Yes, but Marketing wants to cross

our branding in the youth demo...

...with the adult protein craze with

Rocket Bars, protein snacks for kids.

Now, we can use

the existing facility...

...but we'll have to automate it

to produce the new line...

...downsize production,

reduce the workforce by 50 percent.

The question is, who will oversee it?

Don't all of you volunteer at once.

I can do it.

And, hey, Lucy's single.

She could do the conversion on-site.

That's not in the proposal.

- On-site would expedite it.

You'll go immediately.

Joan, book Lucy to Minnesota

this weekend.

This...? Minnesota?

Knew I could count on you.

Can I give you a hand with that?

- Oh, I've got it. Thank you.

All right.

How bad can it be?

Holy mother...

Traveling on Flight 116

to New Orleans.

Flight 116.

I'm spending winter in a theme park.


Oh, my Lord,

locked the door at 5 out of habit.

Can we help you?

Yeah, I'm looking

for Blanche Gunderson.

My assistant, Cathy, called.

You must be Miss Hill.

I'm Blanche Gunderson.

You're my executive assistant?

Oh, heavens, no.

I'm just a secretary.

Did you need me to find you

one of those?

We'll see.

What you need to find

is a place to live.

Right. So this is your realtor, Trudy.

Trudy Van Uuden at your service.

That's with two U's.

A double U, not a W.

I'll drive. What do you say

you follow with Ms. Hill?

Oh, good idea.

Oh, your luggage all matches.

That's so nice.

Say cheese.

Are you a scrapper?

Excuse me?

Oh, there's Merle. Hey, Merle.

That's our mailman, Merle.

That's what we call him.

Mailman Merle.

Because he delivers the mail,

and he's our mailman.

So, you know?

Oh, yeah,

do you keep a scrapbook?

Because I do.

I'm a scrapper, see.

We even got a club.

I got a mini in my bag here.

Okay, so this here is our dog,

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