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View from the Top (2003)

 -  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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Storyline

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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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)

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$114,257 (South Africa) (17 October 2003)

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$396,628 (South Africa) (14 November 2003)
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This film wrapped filming in 2001, and was originally scheduled for a Christmas 2001 release, then after initial tests, an April 2002 release. However, after the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001, the studio felt it was not appropriate to release a comedy which made light of airline flight crews. After another year in the can, and another round of edits which cut out cameo appearances by Robert Stack and Regis Philbin, the film was finally released in summer 2003. It promptly flopped and disappeared. See more »

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At the time when Christine and Donna are fighting in the forward cabin of the aircraft, Donna is apparently the only member of the cabin crew onboard. The first passengers can be seen ready to board the aircraft at this point, and during the boarding stage all members of the cabin crew would be in the cabin. See more »

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Co-Pilot Steve: You're a pro. You're going places.
Donna Jensen: Ya think?
Co-Pilot Steve: I'm a pilot. It's my job to know where people are going.
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Starts Funny But Gets Boring At The Romance Track
7 March 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – 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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