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  • Summary: A comedy that takes you from the penthouse to the poorhouse and back again, along with Ava and Tanzie Marchetta (the Duff sisters) as celebutantes who realize that potential they never knew they had. (MGM)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    It's less substantial than cotton candy, but Material Girls is as slickly produced as one of the Marchetta TV spots.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Hardy
    50
    Isn't as witty, stylish, or sophisticated as the similarly themed "The Devil Wears Prada." Material Girls is pitched to the Seventeen crowd, and it succeeds on its own terms. These days, even pre teens live in a material world.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    The Duffs are certainly cute together, but not even their natural chemistry can enliven all the preachy bits about hard work and the meaning of happiness.
  4. Reviewed by: Amelie Gillette
    25
    The most shocking moment comes during the closing credits, when it's revealed that not one, not two, but three screenwriters were responsible for a plot that someone seems to have hastily slapped together after taking a walk around a Sephora outlet while listening to "Beat Of My Heart" on loop.
  5. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    16
    It's not "Clueless," just clueless.
  6. Mainly offers fodder for tweens who fantasize about glamorous Los Angeles lifestyles where everyone is skinny, rich, and on Prozac. It's a film where gays and minorities not only fit into stereotypes, but embrace them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 10 out of 11
  1. Sep 20, 2010
    8
    This movie is not what i hoped it would be, but very close. After reading bad reviews I was convinced that it bombed but what people did notThis movie is not what i hoped it would be, but very close. After reading bad reviews I was convinced that it bombed but what people did not see was how two once rich girls make the best of a garbage dump of a situation and turn their lives around...Good movie Expand
  2. PaulK.
    Aug 17, 2006
    3
    One of the worst movies I've seen this year. I laughed at the ridiculousness of it all, which seemed to help somewhat...Good luck, parents.
  3. DaveD.
    Aug 18, 2006
    2
    Bad Movie in nearly every way. Hillary Duff is annoying and the movie looks like it was shot and directed by a drunk and bored three-year old.
  4. MichelleC.
    Aug 17, 2006
    0
    What could I do to have my 97 minutes back???
  5. SangheeJ.
    Aug 25, 2006
    0
    this has to be the most horrible excuse for a movie I have ever seen. I've always hated Hilary Duff, and I also hate how many little this has to be the most horrible excuse for a movie I have ever seen. I've always hated Hilary Duff, and I also hate how many little sisters are famous off their big sisters (Jamie Lynne Spears, Ashlee Simpson), and this movie had both! It was a two-for-one. The acting was horrible, the plot was bland. The only thing I wanted was a refund for my money, and a time reimbursement for the hour and a half I spent there. I feel bad for anyone whose mind even flits accross the vague notion of seeing this film. Expand
  6. JordanG.
    Sep 27, 2006
    0
    No plot. No laughs. Very bad acting. Very annoying sisters to begin with. The movie should have never been released. No one laughed No plot. No laughs. Very bad acting. Very annoying sisters to begin with. The movie should have never been released. No one laughed throughout the entire movie and there was a line at the refunds table. Need I say more? Expand
  7. C.
    Sep 6, 2006
    0
    Bad movie. Bad plot, bad acting, bad characters, bad dialogue... Hell, everything is bad. The only actor who does a better job than the rest Bad movie. Bad plot, bad acting, bad characters, bad dialogue... Hell, everything is bad. The only actor who does a better job than the rest is A. Huston. Expand

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