Yup, you read it right!
Major stars are in a new movie called The Oranges that's set in West Orange, New Jersey and due to hit theaters this Friday. It was featured in the Montclair Film Festival recently and features stars like Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt and Allison Janney from popular TV shows.
Okay, from the previews it's not too much that looks quite familiar to me, but to have my hometown name given a big SHOUT OUT in a movie is fine by me (as long as it’s funny or nice).
This just may be a fun, great way to bring some attention to the town of West Orange, New Jersey; bringing it into people’s minds over and over again as the commercial runs. You never know, someone may just put the town on their list of places to move to and search for West Orange homes for sale just because of this movie. Maybe people will want to drive through to see if they see anything familiar and end up patronizing some of the local stores. Maybe it will increase the positive perception of the town from people who have never been here before.
I didn’t stop to search where it was playing, but I may have to check it out. Either way, a major comedy movie set in West Orange, NJ with commercials running saying our town name over and over again: PRICELESS.
Hey, if someone gets nominated for an Oscar, maybe the reporters will have to come to town to do features and cameos. Far-fetched, maybe, but worth a dream.
See the review that ran on Patch.
You go, West Orange!
Watch our town logo pop up at the beginning of the trailer.