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  • Comedy
  • 2003
  • Bruno Barreto
  • 83 mins
  • PG

Summary

A small-town girl dreams of travelling the globe as an international air hostess, and starts her career working for a domestic airline. Eventually she takes the next step and applies for a position at a top-flight international company. However, her ruthless pursuit of success threatens to spoil her chances of finding true love and, when she meets the man of her dreams on a commuter route in Cleveland, she faces a very difficult decision. Romantic comedy, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Mike Myers, Christina Applegate, Candice Bergen, Marc Blucas and Frederick Coffin.

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Review

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Even an overused and under-funny Mike Myers can't salvage this flight-attendant comedy that never leaves the terminal, let alone gets off the ground. It's not entirely the film's fault - with several comedy sequences reportedly axed in deference to increased sensitivity about airline security post-9/11, it was never likely to take flight. Still, it's hard to see what first attracted Myers and top-billed Gwyneth Paltrow to this mediocre tale of a small-town stewardess who wants to fly high with a major airline. Mercifully short, the film traces her training under Myers's tutelage, plus her run-in with a cabin rival.

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Credits

Cast

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Donna JensenGwyneth Paltrow
Christine MontgomeryChristina Applegate
Ted StewartMark Ruffalo
Sally WestonCandice Bergen
SherryKelly Preston
Pilot Steve BenchRob Lowe
John WhitneyMike Myers
Randy JonesJoshua Malina

Crew

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DirectorBruno Barreto

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista
Language
English
Guidance
Some swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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