New in Town

Rating: A-II (PG)

NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Quirky, low-key but ultimately endearing romantic comedy about an ambitious Miami-based executive (Renee Zellweger) sent to downsize a food manufacturing plant in New Ulm, Minn., who learns to adjust her values from the eccentric locals and a good-looking union rep (Harry Connick Jr.).

Danish director Jonas Elmer helms an engaging cast, which also includes J.K. Simmons, Siobhan Fallon Hogan and Frances Conroy, in this refreshing departure from the usual Hollywood gloss; though more amiable than outright funny, the script nicely stresses the fundamental decency of this overtly Christian community.

A few crude and crass words and a single profanity.

The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-II — adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG — parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

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