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View from the Top [DVD] [Region 1]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • This breezy comedy from director Bruno Barreto (FOUR DAYS IN SEPTEMBER) stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Donna, a young woman who dreams of escape from her rural Nevada home town. Her life changes when she sees Sally Weston (Candice Bergen) on TV talking about her book, "My Life in the Sky," and her fabulous career traveling the world as a flight attendant. Soon, the plucky Donna has a job at a small Nevada airline that caters to gamblers and drunks and, along with fellow trainees Sherry (Kelly Preston) and Christine (Christina Applegate), dreams of working the international routes on a large airline. That opportunity arises when Royalty Airlines holds a job fair where the girls are drilled by Mike Myers' hilarious former airline attendant, John Whitney. Soon, Donna and Christine find themselves in training at Royalty's home base with the manic Whitney where the ambitious Donna makes it clear that she's headed for the international routes by acing all of Whitney's tests. However, Donna finds that success doesn't come without its pitfalls when she ends up stationed in Cleveland where she strikes up a romance while still dreaming about jetting around Europe as a first class flight attendant.
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  • Credits
    Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Candice Bergen, Rob Lowe, Mark Ruffalo, Kelly Preston
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Surprisingly sincere..."
    Chicago Bulletin

    "...[Paltrow] radiates a pure ingenious dazzle that perks the audience right up. She has a star's ability to give pleasure by inviting you directly inside the pleasure she takes in herself..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[With a] strong cast of savvy comedy veterans in the sorts of roles they do best..."
    Box Office

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