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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tanzie Marchetta
... Ava Marchetta
... Inez
... Fabiella
... Tommy Katzenbach
... Henry Baines
... Rick
... Etienne
... Jaden
... Craig (as Obba Babatunde)
Henry Cho ... Ned Nakamori
... Martinique
... Brigitta
... Mic Rionn
... 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 »

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

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18 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicas materiales  »

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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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The film began production on April 18, 2005. On March 31, 2006, Lukas Haas (Henry), told an entertainment website that the movie might not find a distributor. On April 6, Box Office Mojo reported that the movie had been bought by MGM, and would be released in August. It was released in 1,500 theaters, and flopped. See more »

Goofs

When Tanzie is looking through the files in KLAE, Gene is looking at her when she drops the file. In the next shot, Gene isn't looking at her, but then turns to discover she has dropped the file and yells "Hurry!" See more »

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Tanzie Marchetta: [from trailer] Friends don't let friends take public transportation.
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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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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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Awful
19 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Wow. This movie was bad. Terrible acting, dumb plot, unbelievably boring. I wanted to leave after the first 10 minutes! The Duff sisters are normally bearable (i loved A Cinderella Story and Raise Your Voice), in this, they weren't. I think there were about 10 people in the theater, and about 2 people laughing at the "jokes". I suggest not seeing this. Unless you can see it for free. Even then, maybe you should think about it... I want my hour and 40 minutes back. And my money. Kids might enjoy it... but none of the kids in the theater i went to were really acting like they liked it. So i can't tell you for sure.


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