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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.

Director:

Bruno Barreto

Writer:

Eric Wald
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Donna Jensen
Christina Applegate ... Christine Montgomery
Mark Ruffalo ... Ted Stewart
Candice Bergen ... Sally Weston
Joshua Malina ... Randy Jones (as Josh Malina)
Kelly Preston ... Sherry
Rob Lowe ... Co-Pilot Steve Bench
Mike Myers ... John Witney
Marc Blucas ... Tommy Boulay
Stacey Dash ... Angela Samona
Jon Polito ... Roy Roby
Concetta Tomei ... Mrs. Stewart
Robyn Peterson ... Donna's Mom
Nadia Dajani ... Paige
John Francis Daley ... 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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Taglines:

Don't stop till you reach the top. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A View from the Top See more »

Filming Locations:

Bullhead City, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,600,000, 23 March 2003

Gross USA:

$15,614,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,526,014
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Sierra Airlines plane is a Martin 404 airliner, owned by the Planes of Fame museum in Chino California. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Christine: Did you hear the bad news?
Donna Jensen: What?
Christine: I got fired. Busted for stealing.
Donna Jensen: Yeah.
Christine: So I just wanted to come here and say goodbye.
Christine: Donna. You know, isn't it amazing, how there was a ghost rider on my flight?
Donna Jensen: Well...
Christine: And another thing. I just can't help wondering. How does someone go from Royalty Express to lnternational in such a short period of time?
Donna Jensen: Excuse me, Christine.
Christine: I had you figured out from day one, Donna.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Sliding Van Doors (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Petula Clark
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
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great looking Paltrow.
3 April 2007 | by jimakrosSee 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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