Material Girls

Material Girls

Martha Coolidge (2006)

93min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Any hopes that this would be some wicked send-up of the antics of the Hilton sisters and their ilk is pretty much dashed when you discover that chirpy Disney favourites Hilary and Haylie Duff are the siblings in question here. They play heiresses to a cosmetics empire whose easy life is upset when their late father's company is sued and all their assets are frozen. Ostracised by their friends, they are schooled in real life by their housekeeper (Maria Conchita Alonso). While there are a few digs at the shallowness of the lifestyles of the young, rich and famous, it's pretty toothless, Cinderella-in-reverse stuff and Martha Coolidge's direction is as bland as the two leads. Even Anjelica Huston as a rival cosmetics magnate struggles to inject any venom into the proceedings.

Summary

Two spoiled rich sisters live a charmed life, safe in the knowledge they are set to inherit their late father's cosmetics empire. However, a scandal surrounding the company strips them of their friends, money and home. After coming to terms with their losses, the pair embark on a mission to clear the family name. Comedy drama, starring Hilary and Haylie Duff, Maria Conchita Alonso, Anjelica Huston and Lukas Haas.

Cast & Crew

Tanzie Marchetta Hilary Duff
Ava Marchetta Haylie Duff
Fabiella Anjelica Huston
Tommy Katzenbach Brent Spiner
Inez Maria Conchita Alonso
Henry Baines Lukas Haas
Rick Marcus Coloma
Craig Obba Babatunde
Pam Faith Prince
Jaden Reagan Dale Neis
Charlene Colleen Camp
Director Martha Coolidge
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Verve PicturesAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 2 Mar 2007
Comedy