- Chekhov's Gun: Blanche's tapioca
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Lucy
- Fish out of Water: Lucy
- Meet Cute: Of the "instant dislike" variety.
- Minnesota Nice: Blanche is the main example
- Overprotective Dad: Ted, to Bobby
- Shout-Out: Blanche's last name is "Gunderson", like that of a certain other spunky Minnesotan movie lady.
Film / New In Town
Lucy (Renée Zellweger) is a businesswoman sent from the corporate office in Miami to oversee changes in a factory in Minnesota, where she's also supposed to lay off half the staff. She quickly alienates the locals, particularly the union rep, Ted, with whom she will inevitably fall in love by the end.This movie contains examples of: