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  • Summary: A comedy about a young woman (Paltrow) from meager beginnings who dreams of becoming a first class international flight attendant and is wiling to do whatever it takes to ensure that her dreams come true. (Miramax)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 30
  2. Negative: 19 out of 30
  1. 75
    Adult audiences may be underwhelmed. Not younger teenage girls, who will be completely fascinated.
  2. A romantic comedy with all the confectionary value of one of those watery diet shakes; it practically evaporates while you're watching it.
  3. 50
    Why Paltrow, who was accepting a best actress Oscar four years ago, would take this clumsily written role is anyone's guess.
  4. There's not much zest here, even with Mike Myers's energetic attempts to steal the movie as a cross-eyed flight instructor.
  5. 25
    Co-star Christina Applegate, who's much more at home in this down and dirty milieu, wipes the floor (in one scene, literally, in a ludicrous cat fight) with the erstwhile Oscar winner.
  6. I think this camp classic is an accident along the lines of "Showgirls": howlingly funny, filled with gratingly earnest performances, riddled with dialogue that will be quoted at parties.
  7. All the same, it's a feat to find the lowest common denominator at 40,000 feet; View From the Top would be perfect as the first in-flight offering of the new Hooters airline.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Jun 19, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. View from the Top is a (supposed) comedy about a smalltown girl who was always told that she was nothing and that she deserved nothing. Instead of doing nothing, however, she instead overcame these setbacks and became a first class, international flight attendant for a leading airline, Royalty Airlines. In the process of serving for the airline, she met the famous retired flight attendant that inspired her to achieve her goals in life, Sally Mason; encountered some difficulties with the people that she thought were her friends; and fell in love with one of her previous flight attendant friends' boyfriend, Ted. Even though the 2003 comedy scored a 14% on Rotten Tomatoes, I thought that this was an excellent film and a great attestment to the message, "Don't let anything stand in the way of your dreams." Even though the comedy might be a little bit subtle in some parts of the movie, I would definitely recommend this film to anyone looking for a nice, heart-warming tale. Expand
  2. TonyB.
    Sep 28, 2005
    1
    This is a film of virtually no importance, consequence or merit. Why was it made?

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