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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 ... 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Released to coincide with the launch of Hilary Duff's perfume "With Love". See more »

Goofs

When the girls walk into one of the meetings, (the one where they are in their pajamas/formal dress) Jaden has her hair like Tanzie did the previous day. The camera is looking at Jaden from the behind, and you see her reach up to change her hair. The camera angle then switches back to Jaden's front, and her hand is back on the water jug. She reaches up again, and takes out the clip in her hair. See more »

Quotes

Tanzie Marchetta: You caught me. I guess that, like, makes you my hero.
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References The Sopranos (1999) See more »

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Material Girl
Written by Peter H. Brown (as Peter Brown)
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Should be rated PG 13
24 August 2006 | by TJSaffaSee all my reviews

First let me say that I like the Duff sisters, so I was not looking to hate this movie. In fact, we own Hilary's previous movies on DVD and I figured we'd eventually own this one too. Now that I've seen ("wasted money on" is another way to say it) this movie, I can tell you I will not ever buy this and will never watch this again.

The only reason I gave this a one instead of a two is that I genuinely like the Duff sisters. I was looking forward to a movie that my daughter would like and I would enjoy, if not just tolerate. I think the sisters should fire their agents, advisers, producers, or whoever put them up to this. It did nothing to enhance their careers. And I'm still not sure who they thought their audience is. Certainly no adults would (or should) choose to see this movie if they weren't going for their daughters, but neither was this movie properly aimed at young girls (the Duffs' main fan base.) As far as the PG rating, I am not a prude - I actually own Mean Girls, and I am fairly liberal about what my children watch (e.g., we love Friends, even though others think the material is not always appropriate for kids) but I squirmed in my seat for the moms that had younger children in the audience, as well as for my 11 year old daughter. Without going into detail - no spoilers - there were blatant references to adultery, gang banging, and sex that I did not think appropriate at all. There was some foul language. There was outright prejudice against all sorts of people. Referencing an earlier review, yes the comment was about "I Love Lucy" and not a Hispanic nanny, but nonetheless, annoying anyway.

Most importantly, the movie was mindless, and it didn't have to be. The Duff sisters aside, there were some genuinely talented people in the cast (Anjelica Huston, Maria Conchita Alonso) but the script was so bad that there was no saving this movie. There was a shot at redemption near the end, but the screenwriters blew that too. (How do these things even become movies?) It's almost as if the creators know that this movie won't last but a nano-second in history, as evidenced by the constant mainstream references and advertising plugs. Technically, there was bad continuity (Check out Hilary's hairstyles - in the beginning there is one scene where her french braid magically disappears with a camera angle change; or the lips moving out of sequence with the dialogue)and the jarring special effects editing were distracting and juvenile.

Like the characters themselves, this movie is all form with no substance.


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