High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)
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In this broad comedy from sometime comic actor Mel Smith (The Tall Guy), two women find themselves fleeing criminals. Minnie Driver stars as Shannon, a London nurse who finds her boyfriend Ray (Darren Boyd), a "sound sculptor," becoming increasingly dull and inattentive. When he forgets her birthday, she decides to hit the town with best pal Frances (Mary McCormack), an American actress wasting her time in a terrible small-theater production. Returning to Shannon's apartment, the girls overhear
Oct 26, 2001 Wide
Apr 9, 2002
Buena Vista Distribution Compa
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Like the designer suits Driver wears despite her character's meager earnings, High Heels and Low Lifes isn't about reality; it's playing dress- up.
A refreshingly engaging British movie that isn't afraid to go all out for laughs and thrills, leaving its social conscience behind.
You can't help feel that the director settled for smirks when he could've had bellylaughs.
Won't leave audiences with too many bad memories--mostly because it evaporates from memory as soon as the closing crawl begins.
It's the charming wit and screen presence of McCormack that saves this picture from being a total mess.
With the tiny I.Q.s of the characters in this film, it wouldn't have been much harder for the likes of Laverne and Shirley to pull off the same joyless stunt.
Driver and McCormack make appealing heroines, and Kevin McNally and Michael Gambon are gratifyingly menacing villains.
Distinctly low on laughs and, despite a running time of only 86 minutes, far outstays its welcome.
High Heels' main problem is that Smith can't seem to decide whether the movie is an over-the-top comedy or a sassy action film.
Director Mel Smith uses the same silly sense of comedy that he did in Bean.
Reality goes right out the window in this silly shoot-'em-up, which never gets quite silly enough.
Is It Worse Than Beautiful? No, but Minnie Driver needs to be in a decent movie fast.
seems to be putting forth effort towards comedy ... but I laughed out loud only once.
This movie is every bit the mess its title makes it sound.
One of those tired comedy capers that turns on a series of incredible coincidences en route to cracking lame jokes.
It's more a ride at an estrogen empowerment amusement park than it is a viable idea for a motion picture.
High Heels and Low Lifes' low-rent aspirations would be far more palatable if not for the film's dedication to painting men as either lowlife thugs or bumbling morons.
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