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View from the Top (2003)

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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:

A comedy that goes first class. 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:

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

Gross USA:

$15,589,458, 27 April 2003
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film wrapped filming in 2001, and was originally scheduled for a Christmas 2001 release, then after initial tests, an April 2002 release. However, after the terrorist attacks on the U.S. of September 11, 2001, the studio felt it was not appropriate to release a comedy which made light of airline flight crews. After another year in the can, and another round of edits which cut out cameo appearances by Robert Stack and Regis Philbin, the film was finally released in summer 2003. It promptly flopped and disappeared. See more »

Goofs

When Donna is looking out of the window after take-off on her first flight with Sierra, she is looking out to the left of the aircraft, even though she is sitting to the right of the cabin. See more »

Quotes

[Donna and Christine are filling out job application forms]
Donna Jensen: Oh, my God. Do you dot your "i"'s with little hearts? That's so cute.
Christine: Yeah, well, it's my trademark. That and my hickeys.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Stop Believin'
Performed by John Koha from The Band Escape
Written by Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry (as Stephen Perry) and Neal Schon
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Lightweight Escapism (not that that's a bad thing)
1 April 2003 | by JacquiQSee 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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