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View from the Top (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 21 March 2003 (USA)
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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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Don't stop till you reach the top. 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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A View from the Top  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,009,513 (USA) (21 March 2003)

Gross:

$15,589,458 (USA) (25 April 2003)
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When Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo are saying their goodbyes following their first date, Mark tells her, "good luck in school. Don't run with scissors." Gwyneth would star in Running with Scissors in 2006. See more »

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When Donna qualifies she gets a position flying for Royalty Express and is based at Cleveland International, she is seen working on a propeller-type aircraft, yet at the end when she has qualified as a airline captain the aircraft is a 757/767 jet, but her passenger announcement still quotes it as being Royalty Express. See more »

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John Whitney: You peaked too soon. You're was what we call a "peak too sooner".
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Special Thanks to Peter Falk See more »

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Features Ghost (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy and Marguerite Monnot
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Petula Clark
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
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Uneven comedy-drama has sweet and funny moments amongst the silliness...
13 March 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Unremarkable but pleasant-enough fluff has Gwyneth Paltrow pulling a Bridget Fonda, playing hick cashier in Nevada who gets inspiration from a celebrity airline hostess and takes to the skies. Occasionally overbearing comedy-romance about flight attendants has Paltrow in unusually silly spirits; her role isn't realistic, of course, but it's a lot of fun watching her go through the ropes, gaining self-confidence and making friends. The romance with Mark Ruffalo is never in the way and provides a nice capper at the end. Film begins skittishly, but it too gains confidence and composure, despite too many hams in the supporting cast and an overabundance of what appear to be costume designs from the early 1970s (yet the film takes place in the present day). Not a big success, but perhaps an entertainingly minor one. **1/2 from ****


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