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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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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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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:

$7,009,513, 23 March 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,589,458, 27 April 2003
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, and Kelly Preston wear clothes from Betsey Johnson, Moschino, Diane von Fürstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, along with vintage pieces from Versace and others. Donna's (Paltrow's) yellow coat is Chanel. See more »

Goofs

Articles in the newspaper clipping that Donna reads on the plane don't match the headlines. See more »

Quotes

John Whitney: You put the wrong em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble.
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At the end of the movie, there are outakes and deleted scenes. See more »

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Featured in Cinemania: Ypalliloi en drasei! (2009) See more »

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Tickle Me
Performed by Danielle Spencer
Written by Danielle Spencer
Courtesy of EMI Music Australia
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Uneven comedy-drama has sweet and funny moments amongst the silliness...
13 March 2006 | by moonspinner55See 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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