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Material Girls (2006)

Two wealthy sisters, both heiresses to their family's cosmetics fortune, are given a wake-up call when a scandal and ensuing investigation strip them of their wealth.

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Etienne
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Charlene
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Storyline

The silver spoon daughters of the late cosmetics empire founder Victor Marchetta, Avan and Tanzie, never even took an interest in the business, happy to let it be run by their and the firm's administrator, Tommy Katzenbach, while they lead socialite lives, aiming at a marriage with soap star Mic Rionn. Suddenly a scandal wrecks the firm's stock and their family reputation. Their credit cards are canceled, one of them torches the mansion, the other hands their sports-car to a thief mistaken for a parking valet. So they end up living with their Latina former cleaning lady. Help to investigate whether the firm is really best sold to competitor Fabiella, as Tommy claims, comes from hunky lab technician Rick, whom the previously mistook for the inexistent firm parking lot attendant, and Henry Baines, whose free law for the poor charity they didn't even consider for sponsoring. Written by KGF Vissers

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It's A Short Trip From The Penthouse To The Poorhouse. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for language and rude humor | See all certifications »

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18 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicas materiales  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,603,121 (USA) (20 August 2006)

Gross:

$11,441,751 (USA) (22 October 2006)
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Trivia

Director Martha Coolidge is a longtime friend of Anjelica Huston, hence the actress' presence in the film. See more »

Goofs

When the girls walk into one of the meetings, (the one where they are in their pajamas/formal dress) Jaden has her hair like Tanzie did the previous day. The camera is looking at Jaden from the behind, and you see her reach up to change her hair. The camera angle then switches back to Jaden's front, and her hand is back on the water jug. She reaches up again, and takes out the clip in her hair. See more »

Quotes

Ava Marchetta: [in the middle of a debate]
[jumps out of her seat]
Ava Marchetta: Ooh! I've got to pee! Oh, yeah. Thanks.
[leaves room]
Tommy Katzenbach: Thank you for sharing.
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Connections

Spoofs Erin Brockovich (2000) See more »

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Temporary Life (Ordinary Girl)
by Carly Patterson
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I'm not rich, nor i know about cosmetics
23 October 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

If 0 were a valid vote number, it would be great to put a couple to this...movie. First, I'm not the typical guy that just goes to see this kind of movies for the bit**** that appears on the cast(Come on people, you actually do that?), but mostly i see these kind of movies because im bored or because i have nothing else to see on the cinemas..that's the LAST time i will do something so stupid like that. I'm sorry if you are below 15,you're spoiled and rich,dumb blonde,retarded,racist or all of these options and you're still reading this. This movie is...choose whatever word fits for "steaming coil of blonde clichéd crap" I thought nobody actually liked this kind of movies(and only appear to fill the genre) but tough the fact that they keep appearing, I REALLY can't imagine the kind of behavior teen girls will have after seeing this movie. *Common mom, don't make me wear this, is soooooo yesterday!* *OMG, like, it's not trademarked!* *I can't believe you don't change brands...*

Sadly, I'm immune to the Duff's "Magic" because, movies are SUPPOSED to be looked by anyone,not only for the fans(in that case, they should be sold,as direct to video movies). On the other Hand,these kind of movies, don't make a better opinion for them. It's actually more bashing for blonde's (and teens) that they express the dumbness to a exponential level(Women can't do anything,trusts anybody(even local thugs),can't cook,wash,etc). Brainless people who actually defends the Duff's for "Masterpieces" like this, should be more worried about their own problems.Jealousy? For what? What they have done for me to worry about them? These girls KNOW that they can't act.When I see this pair actually doing a movie about...a modest life with REAL troubles(let's say, paying the bills and actually getting a job)with a San Bernardo instead of the Fu**ing Chihuahua,I will smile at them.I thought one Paris was enough.. Two Zeros


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