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View from the Top (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 21 March 2003 (USA)
A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.

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Donna Jensen was raised literally and figuratively on the wrong side of the trailer park in Silver Springs, Nevada. She always believed it was her destiny to get out of Silver Springs. After reading Sally Weston's book, Sally who is arguably the most famous now ex-flight attendant in the world, Donna believes the path to leaving Silver Springs is to become a flight attendant despite never having been on an airplane. After an initial bumpy start to this career, Donna shows a natural flair for the job, so much so that she applies to work for world class Royal Airlines, where Sally Weston mentors. After meeting Donna, Sally believes Donna is destined for flight attendant greatness, namely working first class in the New York-Paris flights. Donna believes in herself as a flight attendant, but has to overcome some obstacles, including flight attendant trainer John Witney, who has some hidden anger issues, and her friend Christine Montgomery who also wants to be a great flight attendant ... Written by Huggo

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Prepare for her arrival. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language/sexual references | See all certifications »
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21 March 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,009,513, 23 March 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,589,458, 27 April 2003
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2.35 : 1
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The segment where the trainee flight attendants at Royalty Airways are undergoing training by John Witney (Mike Myers), included a lesson on how to deal with terrorists. The scene was cut from the film, and was not included on the DVD release as a deleted scene. See more »

Goofs

When Donna is looking out of the window after take-off on her first flight with Sierra, she is looking out to the left of the aircraft, even though she is sitting to the right of the cabin. See more »

Quotes

Donna Jensen: You're breaking up with me, in a birthday card? Why?
Tommy Boulay: Because they don't make breaking-up cards?
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Special Thanks to Peter Falk See more »

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References Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »

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Celebration
Performed by Tom Bowes
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Eumir Deodato (as Deodato Eumir), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith, J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas), Earl Toon (as Earl Toon Jr.)
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Starts Funny But Gets Boring At The Romance Track
7 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

It starts on a promising note as one might have expected a 'Legally Blonde' type comedy even though Gwyneth Paltrow does not exactly pull off the dumb blonde act as well as Reese Witherspoon. There's a lot of hilarious comedy as the characters of the hotties: Kelly Preston, Christina Applegate and Paltrow meet and befriend one another. However, things slow down and get boring once the film shifts to the Ruffalo-Paltrow romance track. Among the cast only Christina Applegate stands out as the bitchy jealous friend-turned rival (even though she's played similar roles in 'Married with Children' and 'Friends') while Paltrow does an alright job. Ruffalo plays the typical love-interest and he has done better in 'Just Like Heaven'. Somewhere in the latter half of the film there's a hilarious cat-fight between Applegate and Paltrow which was fun to watch and in the end we get a glimpse of some bloopers (many of which are uninteresting). 'View From The Top' is forgettable. Having seen the trailer, I expected something hilarious but alas!


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