Movie Review: View from the Top (2003)

Title:  View from the Top
Release Date: 2003
Director: Bruno Barreto

I was in the mood for something dumb, and saw this listed on Netflix and thought it might fill the bill.  It’s story about Donna, a young woman from a small town who dreams of getting out and decides to become a flight attendant, first with a skeezy commuter airline and then with one of the top carriers.  This movie really doesn’t know if it wants to be a screwball comedy, an inspirational film, or a romantic comedy and jarringly jumps among all three styles.  A lot of the “humor” relies on gender stereotypes and movie cliches.  I know I got what I asked for when I wanted something dumb, but it wasn’t even an entertaining dumb.  Somewhere in here is the seed of a good movie, but the didn’t seem to try.
Rating: *1/2


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