High Heels and Lowlifes (2001)
When two destitute friends, one a nurse and the other a teacher, accidentally intercept a cell phone conversation about a robbery, they decide to frame the burglars and steal the cash for themselves.
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Critic Reviews for High Heels and Lowlifes
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.
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.
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.
There are, however, no highs in High Heels and Low Lifes. Just lows.
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.
Audience Reviews for High Heels and Lowlifes
Brisk, snappy comedy adventure has a struggling actress (Mary McCormack) talking her nurse friend (Minnie Driver) into a blackmail scheme after they accidentally overhear a dirty deal go down on a scanner in London. They make a fun team together as they get in over their heads and I particularly enjoyed McCormack's mouthy character who doesn't always think her ideas through. Lots of familiar faces appear as the British thugs too. There are a few unexpectedly intense moments and more than a few loose ends (the mob reaction, the police investigation hunting for a blonde and a brunette), but mostly it's played with a wry smile..More
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