Not The Bottom, Not The Top: The Movie, “View From The Top”

Gwyneth Paltrow dreams of being an ace flight attendant in the insignificant View from the Top (2003), directed by Bruno Barreto.

Fizzy fluff, it fails to maintain the tone it begins with and is boringly acted by Paltrow miscast as a backwater gal.  Does it embrace the “sexist cliches” that Dennis Lim of The Village Voice says it does?  No.  Just cliches—a few.  There are three assets, though: it has heart, it is photographically exquisite and Christina Applegate, as a fellow stewardess, is gorgeous.

Cover of "View from the Top"
Cover of View from the Top

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