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Director:
Writers (WGA):
John Quaintance (written by) and
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Release Date:
18 August 2006 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's A Short Trip From The Penthouse To The Poorhouse. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
physically painful to endure See more (93 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hilary Duff ... Tanzie Marchetta

Haylie Duff ... Ava Marchetta

Maria Conchita Alonso ... Inez

Anjelica Huston ... Fabiella

Brent Spiner ... Tommy Katzenbach

Lukas Haas ... Henry Baines

Marcus Coloma ... Rick

Ty Hodges ... Etienne

Reagan Dale Neis ... Jaden

Obba Babatundé ... Craig (as Obba Babatunde)
Henry Cho ... Ned Nakamori

Misti Traya ... Martinique

Christina R. Copeland ... Brigitta

Brandon Beemer ... Mic Rionn

Colleen Camp ... Charlene
Dennis Lee Kelly ... Joe Tweeney

Judy Tenuta ... Margo Thorness

Joanne Baron ... Gretchen

Faith Prince ... Pam
Damian d'Entremont ... Gene

Dot-Marie Jones ... Butch Brenda (as Dot Marie Jones)
Cheryl Hawker ... Big Sue

Tanya Alexander ... LaPorscha

Philip Casnoff ... Victor Marchetta

Natalie Lander ... Actress / Model / Whatever

Larry Poindexter ... Sol

Carl Lewis ... "People" Reporter
Lalena Nash ... Hotel Receptionist

Timothy Davis-Reed ... Security Guard

Anthony Crivello ... Surly Man

Beckie King ... Actress in "Long Island"
Alejandro Rose-Garcia ... Phone Repairman

Annie McKnight ... Jailer

Carson Brown ... Girl at Tribute

Kayla Ewell ... Fabiella Receptionist

Terri Seymour ... "Extra" Reporter

Suzanne Whang ... TV News Anchor
Tonya Rowland ... Fundraiser

Joel Madden ... Mistaken Valet #1

Benji Madden ... Mistaken Valet #2

Brad Blumenthal ... 'E' Reporter

Troy Rowland ... Burly Bouncer
William Barillaro ... Bus Driver

Miguel A. Gaetan ... Street Vendor (as Miguel Gaetan)

Jason Huber ... Photographer
Jaclyn Whitman ... Jacqueline Tweeney

Cheyenne Haynes ... Inez's Daughter #1
Andrea Ramírez ... Inez's Daughter #2

Kim Estes ... Security Guard

Darcy Halsey ... Second Scarred Woman

Kristen Hagen ... Gossip Weekly Reporter
Charlie Pineda ... Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Harter ... Creep on the bus
Perla Liberatori ... Tanzania Marchetta

Christina Romero Mollison ... Business Associate (as Christina Romero)

Chris Blount ... Boy at Tribute (uncredited)
Brittani Cox ... Inez's daughter #3 (uncredited)

Gina Fricchione ... Board of Director (uncredited)
Michael Lugenbuehl ... Swedish Masseuse (uncredited)

Albert Malafronte ... Nelson (uncredited)
Dee Mas ... Club Goer (uncredited)

Eduardo Renta ... Fabiela's Ex. (uncredited)
Keith E. Smith ... Tribute Dinner Security (uncredited)

Breanna Startzel ... Woman at the Party (uncredited)
Rochelle Warner ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Martha Coolidge 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Quaintance (written by) and
Jessica O'Toole (written by) &
Amy Rardin (written by)

Produced by
Greg Carney .... executive producer
Ronald Colby .... line producer
Haylie Duff .... co-producer
Hilary Duff .... producer
Susan Duff .... producer
Brent Emery .... co-producer
David Faigenblum .... producer
Gary Hamilton .... executive producer
Milton Kim .... producer
Eve LaDue .... producer
Michael Mendelsohn .... executive producer
Mirjana Mijojlic .... co-producer
Mark Morgan .... producer
Guy Oseary .... producer
Tara Pirnia .... executive producer
Gary Raskin .... co-producer
Troy Rowland .... co-producer
Austen Tayler .... executive producer
Tim Wesley .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jennie Muskett 
 
Cinematography by
Johnny E. Jensen 
 
Film Editing by
Steven Cohen 
 
Casting by
Aleta Chappelle 
 
Production Design by
James H. Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
Ian Phillips 
 
Set Decoration by
Kathryn Peters 
 
Costume Design by
Van Broughton Ramsey 
 
Makeup Department
Kathrine Gordon .... hair department head
Tonie Keyton .... additional makeup artist
Cindy J. Williams .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Jennifer Campbell .... production supervisor
Ronald Colby .... unit production manager
Tim Wesley .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anya Adams .... additional assistant director
Xochi Blymyer .... second assistant director
Cara Giallanza .... first assistant director
John Tagamolila .... second second assistant director
Maileen Williams .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Eddie Acuña .... labor foreman
Peter Ayala .... set dresser
Kieran Brown .... scenic
Leslee Burdette .... set dressing assistant
Ryan P. Dreyer .... swing gang boss
Chris Forster .... construction coordinator
Yvonne Garnier-Hackl .... set designer
Wendy Jerde .... stand-by painter
Eric P. Paczkowski .... flooring foreman
Eric Reichardt .... lead scenic
Abigail Sheiner .... art department coordinator
Nathan A. Smith .... set dresser
Andy Visser .... art department assistant
Bob Warner .... painter
Heather L. Watson .... lead man
Thomas 'Noe' Welch .... set dresser
Jack White .... food stylist
Fante Zamora .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Robert Althoff .... sound recordist
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
David MacMillan .... sound mixer
Kathryn Madsen .... adr supervisor
Harrison D. Marsh .... boom operator
Robert Morrisey .... first assistant sound editor
Todd Murakami .... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Bob Newlan .... foley supervisor
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... re-recording mixer
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Dylen Terflinger .... lead post audio mixer (2006)
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
Kelly Kerby .... special effects director
 
Visual Effects by
Travis Baumann .... Inferno artist
Chad Buehler .... compositor
Stephen Craig .... visual effects production assistant: Digiscope
Brennan Prevatt .... digital artist
Francis Puthanangadi .... digital compositor
Christopher Stack .... imaging supervisor: Digiscope
 
Stunts
John Branagan .... stunt coordinator
Bridgett Riley .... stunts
Christie Sanders .... stunt double: Hilary Duff
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan Booth .... dimmer board operator
Bill Brao .... camera operator
Demeon Carter .... grip
Isaac Chee .... best boy grip (2006)
Michael Duarte .... grip
Peter Geraghty .... assistant camera
Scott Graves .... rigging best boy electric
Gene Hara .... electrician
David L. Merrill .... key grip
Glenn E. Moran .... rigging gaffer
Juan Morse .... electrician
David A. Parks .... electrician (as David Parks)
Brandon Ponticelle .... assistant camera
Mark Santoni .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Scarpone .... key video assist operator
Mika Sogawa .... electrician
Michael Svitak .... film loader
Stephen Thorp .... electrician (as Steve Thorpe)
Roger Wall .... assistant camera
Rachel Wells .... lighting technician
William D. Wynn .... dolly grip
Josh Kuykendall .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sasha Adkinson .... extras casting
Natasha Ward .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Becky Gelbart .... costumer
Linda Henrikson .... costume supervisor
Sonny Merritt .... key costumer
Betsey Potter .... costumer
Cheri Reed .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
David Orr .... color timer
Debra L. Tennant .... first assistant editor
Marvin Hildebrandt .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Chris Gutierrez .... location scout
Michael Leon .... location manager (as Mike Leon)
Stevie Nelson .... key assistant location manager
Jeffrey Shepherd .... key assistant location manager
Evan Peller .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Stephen Coleman .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
Ron Finn .... composer: additional music
Ron Finn .... music editor
Brad Haehnel .... scoring mixer
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Andrew Shulman .... musician
Dawn Soler .... music supervisor
Gina Zimmitti .... orchestra contractor
 
Transportation Department
Rod Bearden .... transportation coordinator
Gary Edelman .... production driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Michael Maga .... driver
Kathryn Moll .... driver
Matthew Talamantes .... driver
Harold L. Woods .... driver: production van
 
Other crew
David Barish .... accounting clerk
Jaclyn Bashoff .... assistant: Anjelica Huston
Steve Berman .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Kim Blank .... choreographer
Joanie Blum .... script supervisor
Samantha Covington .... assistant: executive producer: Mark Morgan
Lisa Gabriel .... stand-in
Leah Holmes .... post production accountant
Mary Jasionowski .... production accountant
Michael Klastorin .... publicist
Ravi Malhotra .... assistant: Michael Mendelsohn
Robert Mazaraki .... production coordinator
Kyle McGatlin .... production assistant
Michael Mendelsohn .... production financing
E. Christian Moore .... assistant to director
Katie Muniz .... photo double
Christy Powers .... key medic: supervisor nurse
Kate Pulley .... set production assistant
Jenny Sandell .... assistant production coordinator
Jill Sayre .... adr loop group
Jennifer Scott .... first assistant accountant
Katherine Simmerman .... assistant to line producer
Kyle K. Stewart .... attorney
Donna Tegan .... key set production assistant
E. Thompson .... production executive
Craig Vegas .... production assistant
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... associate producer
Zane Weber .... production assistant
Brad Wilder .... production assistant
Melinda Eichberg .... cat trainer (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for language and rude humor
Runtime:
98 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Based on Sense and Sensibility, a novel by Jane Austen.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: During the credits, Rick Lock is credited as a driver twice.See more »
Quotes:
Inez:[after hugging Tanzie, who just got out of jail] Ewww, You smell like Satan's armpit!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Forrest Gump (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
Live Like I'm RichSee more »

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114 out of 180 people found the following review useful.
physically painful to endure, 18 August 2006
Author: samseescinema from United States

Material Girls

reviewed by Sam Osborn

rating: 1 out of 4

There's a moment in Material Girls when the infinitely wise and humble lawyer at the Free Legal Clinic bears down on the equally infinite stupidity of Ava Marchetta (Haylie Duff) and coolly snarls, "you're all frosting, without the cupcake." Granted, this one-liner is of no great wit or intelligence it does hold a kind of all-encompassing truth about Material Girls. Except, in saying Material Girls has as much density as a cupcake's frosting is probably giving the film a world of credit it has no business deserving.

The gimmick of Material Girls is in the Duff sisters. Whatever film photographed behind them on the film's posters is immaterial. For all we care, this could be Hong Kong Kung Fu Fury, just as long as it stars the Duff sisters. So in the same way people go to see Snakes on a Plane just to see some actual snakes on an actual plane, people will go see Material Girls only to watch they're adolescent idols bouncing and hopping and giggling about in front of the camera. The quality of the film behind them is irrelevant; just a prettily painted canvas for a blonde hullabaloo. But for all those parents goaded into bringing their ten-year old daughter, I suppose a synopsis is appropriate. Ava and Tanzie Marchetta (Haylie and Hilary Duff) are the faces of Marchetta Facial Products. They're glistening socialites in the vane world inhabited in reality by Paris Hilton and her partying cohorts–minus the sex tapes. They're father, Victor Marchetta, passed away two years earlier and the company will soon be left in the girls' hands. But when a cut-rate newscaster breaks a scandal on Marchetta products causing cancer, the girls' stock plummets and they're left, gasp, without their credit cards. The girls must unite and disprove the accusations in order to save the image of their father. In the process of course, Ava and Tanzie must learn humility and sincerity through the conduit of their loss of funds and fortune.

Director Martha Coolidge stumbles in her approach to the material. The film's intention bounces between parody and sentimentality. Sometimes it strives to ooze sympathy for its ditzy protagonists and rolls out the morals by the bushel. But other times, Coolidge ravages her characters with a volley of farcical gags. There's a happy middle-ground between the two intentions that a better director would likely find: where the believably clueless socialites learn to interact with the similarly convincing world of middle-class American society. But Coolidge veers more towards the feel of a sitcom, sans laugh-track. Without it, the jokes fall flat. Neither of the Duffs have a sense of comic timing and the screenplay doesn't bother with helping them along. Material Girls is so woefully unfunny that not even the heaps of twelve-year girls could be heard laughing.

Just before the film started, I mistimed my restroom break and admittedly missed the opening minute or two of the movie. I asked my girlfriend, who'd been kind enough to sit through its entirety, what I'd missed afterwards in that opening minute. She explained it to me and I felt a deep sympathy for her. She was subjected to two more minutes of Material Girls, and the thought of any more torture was physically painful to me. That's essentially the effect Material Girls has: it is physically painful to endure.

-www.samseescinema.com

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