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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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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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Release Date:

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

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 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

Features Erin Brockovich (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Live Like I'm Rich
Written by John Henry Kreitler and Wes Boatman
Performed by Jody Whitesides
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Admit it - We all like a chick flick!
27 March 2008 | by (Scotland, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK I know it's not the best film ever made, God knows it would only compete in Razzie nominations! However I think we all love a chick flick every now and again, pretty, rich and kinda dumb girls, cute guys and a cosmetics empire! PERFECT for a boring Sunday afternoon. I gave the film 5 out of 10 because I don't really think its worth more than that, but I don't think it's as bad as the IMDb user rating, or to be placed #1 in the bottom 100 there are far worse movies out there you could see. The Duff sisters aren't going to be acting legends, nor Oscar winners so don't expect the best when it comes to the acting. The plot is a tad superficial but you will get a few cheap giggles and it will brighten your mood.


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