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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Jones (as Josh Malina)
Tommy Boulay
Roy Roby
Mrs. Stewart
Donna's Mom


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A comedy that goes first class. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language/sexual references | See all certifications »




Release Date:

21 March 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A View from the Top  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$396,628 (South Africa) (14 November 2003)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The segment where the trainee flight attendants at Royalty Airways are undergoing training by Mike Myers's character 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 »


When Christine is changing the ID numbers on the tests, the formation of the numbers - particularly the numeral 4 - on Donna's test changes between shots. See more »


Sally Weston: Paris, First Class, International.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, there are outakes and deleted scenes. See more »


References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »


For Once in My Life
Performed by Tom Bowes
Written by Ronald Miller and Orlando Murden
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great looking Paltrow.
3 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie cant decide what it wants to be.It's not a Mike Myers comedy but spends an awful lot of time with Myers.It doesn't bother to develop any decent kind of romance for its main character but then takes too much time worrying about her romantic needs.It spends most of the script have the girls do stupid things and the rest has super glamorous Paltrow run around super glamorous hotels and European locations.I think this was meant to be a chic romantic comedy but the script revolted and tried for three stooges.If one likes Gwyneth its a must,she absolutely looks stunning here.Thats about the only reason to watch this.

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