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Marci X (2003)



Critic Consensus: The material is too thin for feature-length and the jokes are socially outdated and clueless.

Movie Info

Paul Rudnick provides the script for the Scott Rudin-produced comedy Marci X, directed by Richard Benjamin. The new song "Shoot Ya' Teacha" by controversial hardcore rapper Dr. S. (short for Dr. Snatchcatcher, played by Damon Wayans) causes a public outcry. The stress causes a heart attack for the owner of the hardcore rap record label Felony Assault (played by director Benjamin). It's up to his stylishly sunny daughter Marci (Lisa Kudrow) to take over his business. She tries to rescue the record label by changing the negative image of Dr. S. in order to appeal to a youth-oriented crowd, which leads the pair into an unlikely romance. Actress Christine Baranski appears as a conservative senator who threatens to ban the rapper.more
Rating: R (adult situations)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Rudnick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 20, 2004
Box Office: $1.5M
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Christine Baranski
as Sen. Mary Ellen Spin...
Paula GarcÚs
as Yolanda Quinones
Jane Krakowski
as Lauren Farb
Veanne Cox
as Caitlin
Billy Griffith
as Tubby Fenders
Charles Kimbrough
as Lane Strayfield
Myk Watford
as Police Man #1
Nashawn Kearse
as Quantrelle
Matthew J. Morrison
as Boyz R Us Member #2
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Critic Reviews for Marci X

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (19)

Marci X, though, is just clueless and sad, seemingly having missed the point that hip-hop is no longer a novelty to be slapped on the cheek with a white glove.

Full Review… | July 29, 2014
Boston Globe
Top Critic

[it] might better have been called Marci Why.

Full Review… | July 29, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Rudnick can be an extraordinarily clever writer, but he doesn't seem to understand that a screenplay has to entail more than a series of skit ideas strung together.

Full Review… | July 29, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

It's no masterpiece, but I found it consistently good-hearted and sometimes hilarious, and the sparse crowd I saw it with was laughing as much as I was, especially at the outrageous rap numbers.

Full Review… | February 28, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

If the context of Marci X were more realistic, a lot of these gags would soar. But the context is drag-show dinner theater.

Full Review… | August 30, 2003
Top Critic

This is a messy disaster at which you can only scratch your head and mutter, "What were they thinking?"

Full Review… | July 29, 2014
People Magazine

Audience Reviews for Marci X


Quite literally has one laugh and not a clue about its targets.

William Goss

Super Reviewer


I saw this because it had Lisa Kudrow and actually thought it was pretty funny.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

Dreadful comedy, appallingly bad. I am stunned this movie was ever made and can not understand how some of the actors could have gotted involved in this awful mess.

James Higgins

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