West Orange is the Setting for Major Movie Being Released this Weekend

The major movie, The Oranges, being released this weekend is "set" in West Orange. The commercials says our town name.

Yup, you read it right! Major stars are in a new movie set in West Orange, New Jersey.  It's called The Oranges and features stars from popular TV shows like Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt and Allison Janney.

Okay, from the previews nothing 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 be cause 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.

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 commercial running saying our town name: priceless.

You go, West Orange!

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Gary Englert October 03, 2012 at 08:27 PM
"The Sopranos" filmed in a number of locations in West Orange: Pal's Cabin, Green Hill Nursing Home, Rascal's Comedy Club and Pleasantdale Chateau (where they also held their annual NJ premier parties) among them. The "back story" to the show was that Tony was a 1976 graduate of WOHS and what was allegedly his varsity football letter (maroon & white) was shown in one episode.
Gary Englert October 03, 2012 at 08:42 PM
The movie shot at the Township pool was "Little Children," starring Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly
Jim October 03, 2012 at 09:58 PM
New Rochelle looks exquisite. I wonder what their taxes are like.
Gary Englert October 03, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Beverly Meaux: You're 100% right and it's all in good fun and, like they say, there's no such thing as bad publicity!
lilboss October 04, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Funny...I live in West Orange...and grew up in New Rochelle... My folks are still there. It is quite beautiful and the taxes?....not pretty...at all..


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