View from the Top

March 21st, 2003


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A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 5.0/10 (12,483 voted)

Critic's Score: 27/100

Director: Bruno Barreto

Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Kelly Preston

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...

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

Taglines: Don't stop till you reach the top.


Official Website: Miramax [United States] |

Release Date: 21 March 2003

Filming Locations: Bullhead City, Arizona, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,009,513 (USA) (23 March 2003) (2508 Screens)

Gross: $15,589,458 (USA) (27 April 2003)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The segment where the trainee flight attendants at Royalty Airways are undergoing training by Mike Myers's character included a lesson on how to deal with terrorists. The scene was cut from the film, and was not included on the DVD release as a deleted scene.

Continuity: When Christine makes the "assess the window" comment, she is wearing the long sleeve teal shirt, but in Donna's reaction shot she is wearing the sleeveless teal shirt. When it's Donna's turn to "assess the window", she is wearing the long sleeve shirt. The class dresses identically throughout the training course.

John Whitney: You put the wrong em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble.

User Review

I thought it was a very cute and charming movie


I really cant believe some of the bad reviews of this movie that I have just been reading on here! The movie is EXACTLY what it promises to be; cute, charming, and yes, a little bit fluffy!! However, it does not take itself too seriously and that makes its flaws forgiveable. I thought it was very entertaining and refreshing, come on people, LIGHTEN UP!!