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Material Girls

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Material Girls: Joyce Rudolph

Material Girls

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
99 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/18/06
performer:
Haylie Duff, Hilary Duff, Anjelica Huston
director:
Martha Coolidge
distributor:
MGM
author:
Jessica O'Toole, John Quaintance, Amy Rardin
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a D-

It wasn’t much of a summer for female studio filmmakers. Just three weeks after veteran director Betty Thomas turned out the execrable John Tucker Must Die, longtime helmer Martha Coolidge (Rambling Rose, Real Genius) signs her name to the even worse, ever-unfunnier Material Girls. Here the Duffs — playing a pair of dopey rich sisters out to save their late father’s cosmetics company — are so unsympathetic, exasperating, and smug from the get-go that you figure the movie has to be a send-up of the Hiltons, or the Olsens, or something. But it’s not Clueless, just clueless.

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