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View from the Top
Brazilian filmmaker Bruno Barreto directs this comic look at the world of flight attendants starring Gwyneth Paltrow as Donna, a small town Nevada woman who dreams of seeing the world by becoming a first class international stewardess. Lacking the requisite poise and class, Donna finds a mentor in retired trade veteran Sally (Candice Bergen), a wealthy, best-selling author who assists with advice and her considerable influence. Despite Sally's help, Donna finds the process of fulfilling her career ambitions more difficult than she imagined when she's betrayed by a trusted friend… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A flat, superficial comedy that never establishes a tone."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"It's just sweet and light, but it's got kind of giddy charm to it ..."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"What was Gwyneth Paltrow thinking?"
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Teeters on the edge of lightweight, bland fare more associated with what's on airline menus. But the cast adds flavor and energy to the otherwise unremarkable itinerary."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"It's a pity...that such a first-class cast is forced to fly economy in this aimless exercise that never knows its destination."
‑ Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia)
"Paltrow cannot begin to save this unfunny flight attendant comedy that should have gone direct to video."
‑ Hap Erstein, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Poorly lit and tone-deaf."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Miss Paltrow? We're gonna need that Oscar back."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"Not even cameos by Rob Lowe as a copilot, Chad Everett as Sally's Weston's husband, or George Kennedy as an airline passenger can rev up this plummeting plane wreck."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"It aggressively browbeats you into enjoying it while it's on, even if it's the sort of movie that evaporates from memory once the lights come up."
‑ Nick Rogers, State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
"The characters have no wit or charm, the plot has no conflict or development, nothing happens for any reason other than script requirements."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Eventually, the exhaust roar of condescending affirmation drowns all else out."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"[A]n airy bit of fluff, a soap bubble of a movie."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"O filme pode até não ser uma obra-de-arte, mas está longe de ser o desastre que muitos anunciaram. Ao menos, ele diverte."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"If you're looking to spend a couple of hours in first class, View from the Top is definitely not the ticket."
‑ Richard Horgan,
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