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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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Martha Coolidge

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Cast

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 Henry Cho ... Ned Nakamori
Misti Traya ... Martinique
Christina R. Copeland ... Brigitta
Brandon Beemer ... Mic Rionn
Colleen Camp ... Charlene
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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicas materiales See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,603,121, 20 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,441,751, 22 October 2006
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 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

Ava Marchetta: [talking to a lawyer for broke people] Yeah we sort of burnt the house down.
Tanzie Marchetta: And our car got stolen.
Ava Marchetta: Besides everything we own belongs to the company. And they want to sell us to Fabiella.
Tanzie Marchetta: For only 60 million dollars.
Ava Marchetta: Each!
Tanzie Marchetta: Obviously we need help.
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Connections

References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

DOIN IT
Written by Michèle Vice-Maslin (SESAC) / Dorian Cheah (BMI) / Claudia Brant (ASCAP)
Published by Even Sweetersongs (SESAC)/Dorian Cheah Music (BMI)/Single Touch (ASCAP)
Produced & Arranged by Michèle Vice-Maslin & Dorian Cheah
Performed by Samantha Newark
Courtesy of Sweetersongs
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A solid 2
12 July 2007 | by mec2137See 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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