Friday, February 17, 2017

Material Girls (2006)

How bad is it? Insufferable fluff from Duff&Duff.
Should you see it? No. Some of the cast is interesting, but that's all.

Hilary and Haylie Duff play what appears to be a version of the Olsen Twins, as heirs to a cosmetic industry that someone's trying to take down. Much of the film revolves around spoiled rich girls trying to ride a bus or do laundry. I kept thinking: Devil Wears Prada, Poor Little Rich Girl, The Maid... there are so many better films that it seems to try being a teen version of - without success. Maria Conchita Alonso, Anjelica Huston, Brent Spiner, Lukas Haas, Colleen Camp, Judy Tenuta, Joel and Benji Madden and, inexplicably Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis (as a reporter) make the least of what screen time they have. The stars are likeable, the director has made some adequate lightweight comedies, but this one just has nothing going for it.

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