With apologies to Ron and/or Julia.
From a 2006 interview with The Guardian: Gwyneth Paltrow divides her films into two categories: those she does for love and those she does for money, or "shite" as she calls them, tentatively road-testing the British vernacular. ... Into the latter goes "this terrible movie called View From the Top that Harvey Weinstein talked me into doing".
Also, the film was finished in 2001, but its release was delayed because of 9/11.