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At Theaters: 3/21/2003 On Video: 9/9/2003
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 399944
Studio: Miramax Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
Donna dreams of becoming a first class international flight attendant and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that her dreams come true. The road to success, though, is rarely a smooth flight, and as she begins her trip she encounters more turbulence than even she bargained for. But the real question is whether her bumpy start will cause her to leave her dreams behind or if it will take her on the journey of a lifetime.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - A silly and quirky comedy with some romance. Mike Myers makes it quirky and is the source of much of the humor (assuming you like his silly style of humor).
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Cast and Crew Heading
Gwyneth Paltrow POSSESSION, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, SHALLOW HAL
Christina Applegate THE SWEETEST THING, JUST VISITING, MAFIA
Candice Bergen SWEET HOME ALABAMA, MISS CONGENIALITY
Director: Bruno Barreto FOUR DAYS IN SEPTEMBER
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 5 S-words, 3 A-words. Very few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Some cleavage and very short dresses.
VIOLENCE: None
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Quite a bit of humor throughout, but only one big laugh.
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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Average "There's nothing disrespectable about being a flight attendant. There is, however, something patently cloying and insincere about the way View From the Top portrays flying over the glass ceiling as if that were the same thing as breaking through it.''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Average "At its best, View from the Top is a mediocre diversion – a movie better watched at home where the remote control can be used (if necessary) to fast forward to the film's best part: the obligatory end credit outtakes.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Good "The movie, directed by Bruno Barreto and written by Eric Wald, is surprising for what it doesn't contain: No scenes involving mile-high clubs, lecherous businessmen or randy pilots, but the sincere story of a woman who finds her career is almost but not quite enough. Adult audiences may be underwhelmed. Not younger teenage girls, who will be completely fascinated.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
Average "View From the Top is Hollywood's oddest movie in a while, which means that however insignificant this primer in flight-attendant training is, causing boredom isn't one of its transgressions. But commercially and critically, it'll probably experience a view from the bottom.''

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 230 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
15
High
93%
13-19Teens (F)
56
High
93%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
15
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
42
Fairly High
95%
30+Adults (M)
36
About 50/50
86%
30+Adults (F)
66
Fairly Low
80%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

I certainly predicted this one correctly. Just as I said, it didn't receive very many high opinions or many low opinions. Most of the opinions are in the "Very Good" to "Good" range, which indicates just an above average movie.

I would recommend only seeing this movie at a matinee or holding out until it hits the second run theaters. If you don't see it then, it's certainly worth a rental.

Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
View from the Top is fun, silly, funny, romantic and even serious and touching at times. Most of the silliness and humor is due to Mike Myers. He has several scenes and if you enjoy his silly style of humor you will undoubtedly find this movie to be very funny. If you go in knowing this is a silly comedy, which is pretty evident from the previews, then I'm certain you will enjoy View from the Top. I doubt that it will receive many real high opinions or many low opinions. It's just an average to above average little comedy that most should enjoy. Note: Ladies, there's one scene near the end that may well bring a happy tear to your eye, so go prepared.

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