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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
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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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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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 Ava and Tanzie spend their first night at Lucy's house, Ava's phone repeatedly disappears and reappears on the table. See more »

Quotes

Tanzie Marchetta: Friends don't let friends take public transportation, espically the bus, Ava, I heard about the bus people pee on the seats! They pee!
Ava Marchetta: They don't pee on the bus
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Connections

References The Sopranos (1999) See more »

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Party Like That
Written by Richard Wolf (as Richard "Wolfie" Wolf) and John Czornyj
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Cheater Girls
30 August 2006 | by iloveorli454See all my reviews

I call it a pack rat movie. Why? because much like tinfoil and shiny things lure in pack rats, this kind of movie, with its overdose of fashion, diamonds, and corny one-liners draws in the pack rat audience, mostly comprising of 8 year old girls. (no offense) But while I would give it a low rating for that, this movie is even lower, because not even the story is original. If any of you out there are Disney channel lovers(like me!)you will know what I am talking about. As we flip through the endless list of Disney channel original movies,from corny to amazing to just plain bad,we come upon one movie. Cowbelles, made earlier this year, stars Aly and AJ as two rich, spoiled sisters who are made to work by their father after he loses his money made through his dairy factory. Sound familiar? Yeah I thought so. Both movies are pack rat movies, bursting to the seams with exurbanite fashion and huge amounts of bling,screaming, and shopping trips. they both also feature a common theme, that it is always good to work for your money, and after enduring some minor hardships, they come out changed people. they also come out with hot boy toys, and a "greater sense of the world". My summary? Material Girls is simply a badly made, copycat, pack rat movie that should stay at the back of the movie closet.


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