High Heels and Low Lifes

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High Heels and Low Lifes ★★ 2001 (R)

Brit nurse Shannon (Driver) and American actress Frances (McCormack) overhear a plot to rob a London safe deposit box center and immediately go to the cops. When the cops seem uninterested, the girls decide to blackmail the crooks into giving them a cut. Nice premise and an enjoyable performance by Driver are wasted by Smith's flat direction, which misses almost all comic payoff opportunities in the script. 85m/C VHS, DVD . US GB Minnie Driver, Mary McCormack, Kevin McNally, Mark Williams, Danny Dyer, Michael Gambon, Kevin Eldon, Len Collin, Darren Boyd, Julian Wad-ham; D: Mel Smith; W: Kim Fuller; C: Steven Chivers; M: Charlie Mole.