Material Girls

by Jen on August 20, 2006

-Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring:
-Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Anjelica Huston, Brent Spiner

So here’s how it went. I looked at the recent openings and saw information about this movie. Hey, I thought, being a saavy movie geek that I am, the woman who directed The Prince and Me has put out a new film. Cool, I’ll get right down and have a look. Well, it was a nice idea in theory.

The reasons why I didn’t like this movie begin with the director. Coolidge was sleeping through this one and it shows in the plodding pace of the movie and the really annoying performances by the Duff sisters. Haylie, who plays Ava, was over the top the entire time. She was constantly talking and you got the sense she’d had too much sugar. Hilary, as Tanzie, seems like she’s trying not to look overly offended at the entire situation. Much like her character.

What surprised the heck out of me was the presence of Anjelica Huston. Considered one of the greats in film, this Oscar winner deserved better than this movie. It was a breeze for her and she clearly out performed the Duff siblings.

And then there’s all the other problems. This movie has some pretty harsh language considering it’s a PG rating. When it makes your intrepid reviewer pause, then maybe that’s a sign of something? There’s also suggestions that dressing immodestly can get a person what they want, and that drinking and smoking are in fashion.

The bottom line here is that it’s just not something you should waste your money on. It’s crass, lame and actually kind of offensive. Go rent a movie. You’ll like it a whole lot more.

(Photo provided by Yahoo! Movies)

-Jenn Untch
Liberty, Missouri
jennuntch@yahoo.com
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Anonymous October 16, 2006 at 12:32 pm

umm, A good moovie I saw was just my luck…I thought it was pretty cool! Thought there was one swear word used about 3 times…

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