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!