View from the Top A romantic comedy with all the confectionary value of one of those watery diet shakes. Gwyneth Paltrow, trotting around in microminis that show off her… View from the Top A romantic comedy with all the confectionary value of one of those watery diet shakes. Gwyneth Paltrow, trotting around in microminis that show off her… 2003-03-21 PG-13 PT87M Comedy Christina Applegate Gwyneth Paltrow Kelly Preston Candice Bergen Marc Blucas Rob Lowe Mike Myers Jon Polito Mark Ruffalo Christian Slater Miramax
Movie Review

View From the Top (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Mar 21, 2003; Rated: PG-13; Length: 87 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Christina Applegate, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kelly Preston; Distributor: Miramax

A romantic comedy with all the confectionary value of one of those watery diet shakes. Gwyneth Paltrow, trotting around in microminis that show off her willowy hot bod to spectacular effect, is an aspiring flight attendant. No, it's not 1965. View From the Top takes place -- or pretends to -- in contemporary America, yet it's stuck in a faux nostalgia for upwardly mobile second-class citizenship for women. Paltrow has an ingenuous dazzle that perks the audience up, yet the jokes don't fizz, and there's something patently cloying about the way the film portrays flying over the glass ceiling as if that were the same thing as breaking through it.

Originally posted Apr 04, 2003 Published in issue #703 Apr 04, 2003 Order article reprints
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