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Minnie Driver

High Heels and Low Lifes

20 Jul, 2001

Driver plays Shannon, a broke NHS nurse, in this action comedy directed by Mel Smith.  After Shannon overhears a phone conversation between thieves discussing a bank robbery, she and her friend Frances (Mary McCormack) decide to blackmail the thieves into sharing some of the ill gotten gains with them. On why there aren’t more female buddy movies:

Because usually they don’t make money. Buddy films for actresses just don’t, that’s all. The industry doesn’t value funny women – and Julia Roberts is about the only female star who gets paid as much as her male counterparts. It’s also all about who takes who to the movies to see what – do guys want to take their girlfriends to see a film about two other women, or do their girlfriends take their reluctant men? It’s strange.

High Heels And Low Lifes