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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

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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)


$15,589,458 (USA) (25 April 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In an interview for the film 'Thanks for Sharing', in which she also starred, Gwyneth Paltrow admitted that she thought 'View From the Top' was a terrible film. This interview can be seen as a bonus feature on the DVD release of 'Thanks for Sharing'. See more »


A reflection off of the camera glass is visible as the camera tails a plane in flight on the runway. See more »


Sally Weston: Donna, did I ever tell you about a nasty habit that flight attendants pick up on the job?
Donna Jensen: No.
Sally Weston: We learn to always keep smiling, even when we're out of Bloody Mary mix.
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Crazy Credits

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


I'm Not Anybody's Girl
Performed by Kaci Lyn Battaglia (as Kaci)
Written by Jason Levine and James McCollum
Courtesy of Curb Productions, Inc.
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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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