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 ... 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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They lost a fortune but got a life. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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

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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 Ava and Tanzie spend their first night at Lucy's house, Ava's phone repeatedly disappears and reappears on the table. 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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Live Like I'm Rich
Written by John Henry Kreitler and Wes Boatman
Performed by Jody Whitesides
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Material Girls: The Good and Bad
23 August 2006 | by PrankstaSee all my reviews

As a huge Hilary Duff fan, I've always enjoyed her work because she's so lovable. Unfortunately, Material Girls was almost the type of thing I would expect from Disney Channel not MGM Studios. On the plus side, the Duff sisters were likable in this movie and I came out thinking that Haylie was quite a good actress because she really brought something special to her character. Hilary also took a step up and proved herself a little bit more as an actress in certain scenes. If you really like the Duff girls, go see it and have a good time because this movie does pick up and get kind of fun but if you're looking for a really great movie, I would suggest you look elsewhere.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Material Girls See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,603,121, 20 August 2006

Gross USA:

$11,449,638

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,907,725
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2.35 : 1
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