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.


Martha Coolidge
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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


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 »


Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Both Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff earned the unique distinction of becoming the first sisters to earn Razzie nominations for Worst Actress in the same year. See more »


When the sisters are entering Inez's apartment, the first shot from behind, shows Tanzie's night suit with the strap off. However, once the camera angle changes to a front view, the strap is back in place. See more »


Inez: [after hugging Tanzie, who just got out of jail] Ewww, You smell like Satan's armpit!
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »


Play with Fire
Written by Hilary Duff, Kara DioGuardi, Rhett Lawrence and
Performed by Hilary Duff
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We got ourselves a new courthouse...
6 September 2006 | by ThEAnOrExOrCiStSee all my reviews

High time we had a hangin'. You know, I actually like Hilary Duff. She isn't so bad, compared to most of her contemporaries. Then she had to go and crap out a "movie" like this. I'm appalled that Anjelica Huston has fallen so far. Say it ain't so, Morticia. I heard this was written for the Olsen Twins, and they turned it down. I've seen New York Minute. If the Olsens turned it down, you have to be dumb or desperate to sign up, cuz it's gonna be bad. Hilary and Haley oughta get strung up for this. What a waste of talent. Maybe they'll do a horror flick and it'll happen, and then we can forgive them for swinging so low (no pun intended.) Let us pray to the movie gods for something good, soon. Please.

But for now...somebody go get a rope.

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Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Material Girls See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,603,121, 20 August 2006

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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