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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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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Trivia

When the girls and Tommy walk in to Fabiellas building, Tommy says "beam me up huh". An obvious Star Trek original series reference. Tommy is played by Brent Spiner who played Mr Data in Star Trek the next generation 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

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 »

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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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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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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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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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