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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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Rodney
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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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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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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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Trivia

Most of Candice Bergen's on-screen wardrobe is from Escada. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Donna Jensen: Sally always said, life is a series of arrivals and departures.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Was That My Life
Performed by Jo Dee Messina
Written by Marv Green
Courtesy of Curb Records, Inc.
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How could this movie be so bad?
4 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

For the number of big stars in this movie, I'm surprised more care wasn't taken to ensure it wasn't so horrible.

The movie starts out promising, with kind of a campy nostaligic feel, but soon progresses into crapland. The script is awful, and it seems like the actors know it. Hearing Gwyneth Paltrow say "what about your hickeys?" in any context is just wrong. And Christina Applegate's acting style fit in on Married with Children, but that's because she was SUPPOSED to act poorly. On a feature film, that approach doesn't work. Mike Myers just should not be in this movie. His character is poorly thought out, and he just pulls out the same old shtick to compensate for a stupid character.

This movie gave me that same sinking feeling I got when watching "Cellular". I knew it was just going to get worse and worse, that's what bad movies do.

I gave this movie 3 stars. I don't know why I gave it that many. Maybe because Gwyneth looks good.


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