Entertainment Weekly - 03/28/2003
"...[Paltrow] radiates a pure ingenious dazzle that perks the audience right up. She has a star's ability to give pleasure by inviting you directly inside the pleasure she takes in herself..."
Box Office - 05/01/2003
"...[With a] strong cast of savvy comedy veterans in the sorts of roles they do best..."
Chicago Bulletin - 03/23/2003
This breezy comedy from director Bruno Barreto (FOUR DAYS IN SEPTEMBER) stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Donna, a young woman who dreams of escape from her rural Nevada home town. Her life changes when she sees Sally Weston (Candice Bergen) on TV talking about her book, "My Life in the Sky," and her fabulous career traveling the world as a flight attendant. Soon, the plucky Donna has a job at a small Nevada airline that caters to gamblers and drunks and, along with fellow trainees Sherry (Kelly Preston) and Christine (Christina Applegate), dreams of working the international routes on a large airline. That opportunity arises when Royalty Airlines holds a job fair where the girls are drilled by Mike Myers' hilarious former airline attendant, John Whitney. Soon, Donna and Christine find themselves in training at Royalty's home base with the manic Whitney where the ambitious Donna makes it clear that she's headed for the international routes by acing all of Whitney's tests. However, Donna finds that success doesn't come without its pitfalls when she ends up stationed in Cleveland where she strikes up a romance while still dreaming about jetting around Europe as a first class flight attendant.
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Academy Award(R)-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Best Actress, 1998; SHALLOW HAL) stars in this hilarious comedy hit about a small-town girl who's about to get a taste of the big-time world! No one thought Donna (Paltrow) would go very far. But when she sets her sights on becoming a first-class international flight attendant, Donna throws caution to the wind and takes off in pursuit of her dream! The ride is anything but smooth, however, and Donna's laugh-packed journey of a lifetime is rocked by more turbulence than she bargained for! Also starring Christina Applegate (TV's MARRIED WITH CHILDREN), Rob Lowe (AUSTIN POWERS Trilogy, TOMMY BOY), Kelly Preston (WHAT A GIRL WANTS, JERRY MAGUIRE), and Candice Bergen (SWEET HOME ALAMBAMA, MISS CONGENIALITY), this charmingly funny treat will send your spirits soaring!