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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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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They lost a fortune but got a life. See more »

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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) (18 August 2006)

Gross:

$11,441,751 (USA) (20 October 2006)
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Trivia

Henry named his cat after Clarence Darrow. Darrow was an American lawyer best known for defending John Thomas Scopes in the infamous "Monkey Trial" against opposing prosecutor William Jennings Bryan. Darrow passed away in 1938. See more »

Goofs

When Ava and Tanzie spend their first night at Lucy's house, Ava's phone repeatedly disappears and reappears on the table. 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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References Nova (1974) See more »

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Temporary Life (Ordinary Girl)
by Carly Patterson
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A solid 2
12 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I give this movie a solid 2. The acting is terrible. The plot is horrible. The sets are boring. You could turn the sound off and follow along without any problems it is so idiotic. What little plot there is, is predictable. There is really nothing redeeming about this film - except - the Duff girls. They are smoking hot. Based on those two pieces of eye candy alone, I give the "two".

Without their looks I would give it a 0.

If you want to watch a better chick teen flick, try Mean Girls. Or watch a real movie like Animal House or Bullitt or Gladiator or Apocolypto or Cinderella Man.


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