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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.

Director:

Martha Coolidge
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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

Gross USA:

$11,449,638

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,907,725
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Written for Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. Anne Hathaway and Lindsay Lohan both auditioned for the roles that eventually went to the Duff sisters. 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

Ava Marchetta: We're being totally dissed.
Tanzie Marchetta: By Etienne? He worships us.
Ava Marchetta: Yeah.
Tanzie Marchetta: He was going to go straight for us.
Ava Marchetta: Yeah, well, he's not straight for us anymore.
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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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Disappointed
21 August 2006 | by kayjaytSee all my reviews

I was 100% disappointed with this movie. I am usually a fan of the cheesy girlie movies, and Hilary Duff. Unfortunately the acting in this movie was not there. It seemed more like a movie done between the Duff sisters for fun. You could tell they were acting, not very believable. I'm one of the people who don't normally notice these things too! The plot wasn't that unique and it was so short with nothing really happening, and it was predictable. Yuck! I'm sure they had fun making it, but I didn't have fun watching it. And I don't think anyone else in the theater did either, instead when it FINALLY ended everyone just kinda hurried out of their in silence (nothing good to talk about). See it yourself if you want to, I'm just trying to save you your time.


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