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Material Girls (2006) 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… 2006-08-18 PG PT99M Comedy Haylie Duff Hilary Duff Anjelica Huston MGM
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Material Girls (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG

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SIS BOMB BAD A message for the Duffs: Beware shoddy Material, Girls
Image credit: Material Girls: Joyce Rudolph
SIS BOMB BAD A message for the Duffs: Beware shoddy Material, Girls
EW's GRADE
D-

Details Release Date: Aug 18, 2006; Rated: PG; Length: 99 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Haylie Duff and Hilary Duff; Distributor: MGM

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.

Originally posted Aug 23, 2006 Published in issue #894 Sep 01, 2006 Order article reprints