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View from the Top
View from the Top
Actors: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Kelly Preston, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen
Director: Bruno Barreto
Genres: Comedy
PG-13     2003     1hr 27min

Academy Award(R)-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Best Actress, 1998; SHALLOW HAL) stars in this hilarious comedy hit about a small-town girl who's about to get a taste of the big-time world! No one th...  more »

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Actors: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Kelly Preston, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen
Director: Bruno Barreto
Creators: Alan C. Blomquist, Amy Slotnick, Bobby Cohen, Brad Grey, Francesca Silvestri, Laura Hopper, Eric Wald
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies
Studio: Miramax Films
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/09/2003
Original Release Date: 03/21/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 03/21/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 12/19/2013...
More about t & a than anything of substance. Gwyneth was fun to watch, as always, and Candice Bergen plays her part with perfection, but there was too much fluff for my taste. Lots of attempts at humor, but most of it fell flat. Mike Myers was about as unfunny as I've ever seen him. This one goes in the garage sale freebie bin.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Susan Y. from OCALA, FL
Reviewed on 10/7/2011...
I enjoy Gwyneth Paltrow very much and Christina Applegate was very funny, A great love story with dreams coming true no matter how other people try and squash them. A great movie and great supporting cast.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chrissy N. from DELTONA, FL
Reviewed on 11/3/2009...
Typical girly type movie. I love it.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Veronika B.
Reviewed on 12/10/2007...
This is one of my all time favorite movies. I'm surprised it didn't do well in the theaters. It is a fluffy chick flick comedy that is very upbeat. Don't expect anything intellectual, but the story does have a good message in it.
4 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Paltrow Does Her Best With "Top" Turbulence
joel928m | Chicago | 03/06/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is not a winner, but it was pretty entertaining. Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow does what she can with the sometimes lame script that brought along "View from the Top." Its got a great soundtrack and a great cast, which includes Candice Bergen, Christina Applegate, Kelly Preston, Mike Myers, and Rob Lowe. But a movie with some good potential got lost in too many release-date changes and over-the-top, sometimes unfunny humor. Paltrow stars as Donna, a young woman with big dreams. She is on the way to become an international flight attendant, and she's willing to do almost anything to succeed. When her smooth ride turns bumpy, she has to decide whether or not she's ready to leave her dreams behind. There are some hilarious moments involving Mike Myers and a "cat fight" between Paltrow and Applegate. Some of the jokes are likeable and funny, while a few just seem over-done or awkward. "View from the Top," though, is funny at times, and Gwyneth Paltrow is charming, along with her co-stars. But the finished project leaves you a little unsatisfied, but hopefully you'll be able to overcome some mild turbulence."
A modest entertainment at best
RMurray847 | Albuquerque, NM United States | 04/14/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The trailer for the film implies two things:
a) the movie takes place in the sixties, when "stewardesses" were considered glamorous.b) It's a wacky comedy.NOT TRUE. It takes place, sadly, in our time. It would have been more fun had the cheesy uniforms and the "jet-setting stew" been more a focus.Also, while there are occasional moments of comedic hijinks, the movie is actually a fairly low-key romantic comedy. If you're in the mood for a laid back, pleasant but hardly hot romance, then go ahead and enjoy.Gwyneth Paltrow and the terrific Mark Ruffalo (YOU CAN COUNT ON ME) are the on-again, off-again couple. Mostly, we follow Paltrow, as she strives to fulfill her dreams of becoming a flight attendant with the New York - Paris route. Not exactly the stuff of high drama. Kelly Preston plays an acquaintance who joins her on her "quest" and Christina Applegate is another friend, whose dealings are just a bit suspect.Mike Myers, featured heavily in the trailers, is in a supporting role as a trainer. His character really belongs in a different movie, but that's not really Myers' fault. He is amusing, and generates virtually the only out-loud laughs in the movie.So, just be warned before you go. This movie is not for little kids...there isn't too much that's terribly objectionable, but they will be BORED, BORED, BORED. Probably not for teen boys either. But, if you want a "nice" romantic comedy without the over-the-top plot twists of stuff like HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS or MAID IN MANHATTAN, there are certainly worse movies than VIEW FROM THE TOP."
Fun Movie (forget bad reviews). Made Me Laugh & Feel Good!
T. Hooper | 03/26/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Gwyneth Paltrow was great as Donna, the main character who dreams of one day being an international flight attendant. Maybe this wasn't her best role, but I certainly enjoyed her performance. The other characters were all good too: Christina Applegate, Candice Bergen, Kelly Preston, Mark Ruffalo (Donna's future boyfriend), and Rob Lowe (although he was only in a few scenes). The characters I liked the best were the gay flight attendant and Mike Myers (that was a nice surprise after being tired of his "Austin Powers" gags). The weakest part about this movie was probably the script, which could have been better. Still the actors made the most of what material they were given, and I was pleasantly surprised by the movie in general. I laughed and felt good walking out of the theater. Who could ask for anything more?"