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Melanie Orlins, Forum Communications, Published April 27 2012

New movie says ND is 'worst place on Earth'

GRAND FORKS - North Dakota is referred to as the "worst place place on earth" in the new movie, "The Five-Year Engagement" with Jason Segel and Kevin Hart.

That movie will be in theaters on Friday, but it's unclear if it'll be popular here in town.

A YouTub clip of the movie was released online and it's spiked quite the discussion around campus.

Some people say the stereotype is right on, but others, well they're quite prideful in what UND and the great state of North Dakota has to offer.

"It's just like that song, 'I get knocked down but I get up again,' except in North Dakota, which is the worst place on Earth," Hart says in the clip.

"It hurts, it hurts the heart. No one can diss UND because it's the greatest school ever," UND student Jordan Bruhn said.

Some say it's quite the broad statement.

"Stereotypical. It's kind of true," UND student Michael Wiskow said.

While others are happy UND has found a spot in Hollywood.

"It's kind of insulting but at the same time, people in Hollywood even know what UND is?!" student Jesse Bruns said.

"I think it's funny. It is cold and miserable but it is what it is," law student Jessie Vancamp said.

Besides being the third least populated state in the nation, people say the legendary state, with its booming economy, has more to offer than just flat land and wind.

Despite what the A-listers say, here in the upper Midwest the grass is green, and the sun is shining. What more could you really ask for?

Students around campus say they'll get over what Kevin Hart said and want the celebrity to come to town to see what the peace garden state is all about.

Here's the movie trailer:


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