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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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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:

$7,600,000, 23 March 2003

Gross USA:

$15,614,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,526,014
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In John Whitney's office were photos of Mike Myers (whose character was cross eyed) with celebrities: Sammy Davis, Jr., Marty Feldman, and Peter Falk. All of these actors had eye problems. See more »

Goofs

When Donna gets the results of her re-taken exam, John Witney hands her a folder. When the camera cuts to her, she is holding the folder but when it returns to John, the folder can be seen on his desk. When the camera cuts back to Donna, she is still carrying the folder as she leaves. See more »

Quotes

[Addressing the passengers]
Sally Weston: Welcome to New York, where the local time is 7:13 a.m. I'd like to personally thank you for flying with us today, and to remind you that the last one off the plane has to clean it.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

15 seconds were cut prior to release from a flight attendant training scene in which Mike Myers made a joke about what to do during a terrorist situation. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Micmacs (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Circle of Love
Performed by Tamara Walker
Written by Laurie Webb, Alan Koppelberger and Del Harley
Courtesy of Curb Records, Inc.
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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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