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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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)  »

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Box Office

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$4,603,121 (USA) (18 August 2006)

Gross:

$11,441,751 (USA) (20 October 2006)
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Written for Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. See more »

Goofs

When Tanzie and Ava are sitting in Inez's living room talking about unemployment, new shoes, and money, Tanzie's legs change in each shot. It changes from having her left leg bent to her right leg bent, then straight again. See more »

Quotes

Tanzie Marchetta: [from trailer] Friends don't let friends take public transportation.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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Play with Fire
Written by Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, Rhett Lawrence and Will.i.am
Performed by Hilary Duff
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Ode to shallowness
10 April 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of trendy clothes, superficiality, and emptiness, "Material Girls" is the film for you. But, if on the contrary, you have a mind of your own, and couldn't care less for designer labels, and all the trendiness of a certain group of people, then this is a movie you might not enjoy. Even as the Marchetta girls keep getting poorer by the minute, they seem to have a knack for pulling the right outfits to go with their new impoverished state!

One was curious as to what attracted Martha Coolidge, its director, to such paper thin material. She has done better with other movies, so we were surprised to see her at the helm of this project which will not add anything to her resume. As far as the acting goes, this movie will not win any awards, that's for sure. Even Angelica Huston, an actress of excellent taste seems to be asking to herself, "What am I doing in this piece of $#%%^%"!


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