High Heels and Low Lifes
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- Making-of featurette
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Top Customer Reviews
Being British myself I love our sense of humour and that we do not take ourselves too seriously and this is exactly what this film did. It is there for entertainment purposes only (not to give you a lesson on life which too many films do these days) and it was a truly funny film from start to finish.
It doesn't go on forever either, meaning if like me, you like to watch more than one movie in a night you can.
Watch it for yourself, I hope you will be pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it is!
robbery thanks to her unemployed boyfriend, Ray and his electronic
eavesdropping equipment.Enter Shannon,(Driver) a sensible, lovely, nurse in her early 30's who has come home for what she thought was her birthday celebration. Unbeknownst to her, the boyfriend is too involved with his scanners listening in on half of London's phone calls and wants nothing to do with any festivities. A fight ensues and mister not-so-wonderful is tossed out next morning, gadgets and all.
Shannon calls on her friend Francis (McCormack) a fiesty, 30-ish, voice over actress, for support. Together, they overhear a robbery in progress. Just so happens, the thief's cell phone number is displayed for all to see on the computer. Now that's caller ID LOL. The girls get to talking and decide they want in on the on the multi million pound take.
The script is frothy and doesn't give you a chance to think about what else you could have rented at the video store. Laughs
abound from beginning to end.
Be sure to get the DVD version for some extra features well worth the price of rental. Parents, keep in mind, "High Heels and Low Lifes" comes with an R rating and lives up to it quite well. Not suggested for kids under 15.
My biggest satisfaction from this film came from the very unrealistic portrayal of London's dark underbelly. It begins with a very sinister retrospect on the crime in this populated city with images of hardcore robbers doing what they do best. That is the last glimpse we have of that world because by the end of the film the darkness sheds to light and we are handed a fantasy world all our own. The bad guys go from their darkened world and into mansions full of color, ambition, and cartoon blunders. It is this sense of unreality that kept me focused on this film. Here we have two women that are having this "movie" adventure while hiding in bushes, wearing dark sunglasses, and fighting with guys in the cow pastures, yet on the other hand we have these criminals that truly want to kill them. There are huge guns fired, people get shot, and there are even some literal explosions.Read more ›
After a fight with her boyfriend, nurse Shannon (Driver) is left to celebrate her birthday with her best friend, Frances (McCormack), an aspiring actress. Departing as he did in a hurry, Shannon's boyfriend leaves behind his recording equipment and the scanners that enable him to pick up telephone conversations he can record and use to create a kind of urban, new age music. And after a bit too much to drink, the girls start to fool around with the scanner, and happen across a phone conversation between a gang of crooks committing a robbery.
Driven to action by purely altruistic intentions (of course), the girls realize this is a chance to pick up a big chunk of change real quick, and they decide to contact and "negotiate" with the thieves for a part of the take. The girls tell them to cough up or they'll go to the police. Big mistake, as they have no idea who they're dealing with, or how big (and bad) the organization behind them really is.Read more ›
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I love this movie, it is one of my favorites. I never see it on television anymore, so was happy to find it here at Amazon.
Better than I expected going in. Got a good script story-line going for it and good acting. had a few twist and turns to keep it interesting.Published 7 months ago by Jackie L. Adams