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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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A comedy that goes first class. 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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$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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In an interview for Thanks for Sharing (2012), in which she also starred, Gwyneth Paltrow admitted that she thought this was a terrible movie. This interview can be seen as a bonus feature on the DVD release of Thanks for Sharing (2012). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Special Thanks to Peter Falk See more »

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References Jackie Brown (1997) See more »

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Everywhere I Look, There's You
Performed by Tamara Walker
Written by Michael Behymer, Michael Lloyd and Mike Curb
Courtesy of Curb Records, Inc.
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Lightweight Escapism (not that that's a bad thing)
1 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you want silly, fun stuff, this is the movie to see. Mike Myers was grand... nice to see him in a small movie. Gwyneth Paltrow predictably good indeed and Candice Bergen perfectly cast as the "big-haired mentor".

It was relaxing to enjoy a lightweight comedy/romance with NO BIG MESSAGE, just smiles and a large number of giggles. I gave it 8 of 10.


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