Material Girls

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Material Girls WOOf! 2006 (PG)

And we are living in a material world, which explains why movies like this get made. Two snotty, vapid cosmetic-heir sisters (Hilary and Haylie Duff) find themselves suddenly penniless when their company faces scandal. They spend much of the running time yelling at each other as they primp and mug and fuss over the indignities of being poor (or at least at the same economic level as the wannabe teen queens to whom the flick might possibly appeal). By the time they make their obligatory transformation to girls with hearts of gold, they're so unlikable it's impossible to give a darn. Huston's appearance as the menacing Fabiella is hardly a consolation. And the Duffs' limp cover of the title song sounds like it was performed by automatons on karaoke night. 100m/C DVD . US Haylie Duff, Hilary Duff, Anjelica Huston, Brent Spiner, Lukas Haas, Judy Tenuta, Maria Conchita Alonso, Obba Babatunde, Marcus Coloma; D: Martha Coolidge; W: Amy Rardin, John Quaintance, Jessica O'Toole; C: Johnny E. Jensen; M: Jennie Muskett.