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Material Girls (2006)

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Critic Consensus: Plagued by paper-thin characterizations and a hackneyed script, Material Girls fails to live up to even the minimum standards of its genre.

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Stripped of their wealth and forced to fend for themselves when the multi-million-dollar cosmetics company inherited from their father suffers due to controversy, two sisters who have never known the simple life must finally find out how the other half lives in a high-fashion comedy about hard times starring Hilary and Haylie Duff. Ava (Haylie) and Tanza (Hilary) are teen heiresses whose charmed lives consist of little more than showing up at all the hottest celebrity parties and putting in the occasional cameo at their company's board meetings while letting the responsible adults in charge handle all of the complicated details. All of that changes, however, when an unforeseen scandal robs the privileged "celebutantes" of their car, their cash, and even their lavish home; but what's a poor little rich girl to do when everything she's ever known is suddenly made null and void? In the case of Ava and Tanza, the only answer is to use their substantial setback as a means of realizing their true potential, and put the wisdom imparted to them by their father to use in clearing the family name and proving that there's much more to life than the almighty dollar.

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Cast

Hilary Duff
as Tanzie Marchetta
Haylie Duff
as Ava Marchetta
Judy Tenuta
as Margo Thorness
Ty Hodges
as Etienne
Henry Cho
as Ned Nakamori
Misti Traya
as Martinique
Brandon Beemer
as Mic Rionn
Natalie Lander
as Actress/Model/Whatever
Colleen Camp
as Charlene
Dennis Lee Kelly
as Joe Tweeney
Joanne Baron
as Gretchen
Dot-Marie Jones
as Butch Brenda
Tanya Alexander
as LaPorscha
Philip Casnoff
as Victor Marchetta
Carl Lewis
as `People' Reporter
Lalena Nash
as Hotel Receptionist
Timothy Davis-Reed
as Security Guard
Beckie King
as Actress in `Long Island'
Carson Brown
as Girl at Tribute
Kayla Ewell
as Fabiella Receptionist
Terri Seymour
as `Extra' Reporter
Suzanne Whang
as TV News Anchor
Tonya Rowland
as Fundraiser
Brad Blumenthal
as `E' Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Material Girls

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (15)

Under the circumstances, Anjelica Huston and Lukas Haas manage not to embarrass themselves, but only because they're pretending to be in a different movie.

Full Review… | March 7, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

[It] isn't some light send-up of materialism. It's a light endorsement of it.

Full Review… | August 26, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

It's not Clueless, just clueless.

Full Review… | August 23, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

An incompetent spin on the poor-little-rich-girl story, the film involves a lot of wardrobe changes and product placements, and a smidgen of intrigue and some chaste romance.

Full Review… | August 21, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

It succeeds on its own terms. These days, even pre teens live in a material world.

Full Review… | August 21, 2006
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Even by the low standards of the genre it represents, this female teen comedy represents a new nadir.

August 21, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Material Girls

I was a tween when I watched this, so I liked it more then than I realise I do now. I wouldn't say it was a disastourous film but it wasn't one of Hilary Duff's best. It's your average chick flick although does educate you on how money isn't everything and the people in your life are much more important and worth more than money ever will be.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

This film was weak all over. 1not a good plot 2 not good acting.

erika bruhns
erika bruhns

Super Reviewer

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Richard C
Richard C

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