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Marci X (2003)

A Jewish-American Princess is forced to take control of a hard-core hip-hop record label and tries to rein the one of the label's most controversial rappers.

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While delivering an award to her humanitarian father Ben Feld, the stylish wealthy Jewish Caucasian Marci Feld is surprised by the attack of the conservative senator Mary Ellen Spinkle to her father in the media. The motive is the lyrics of the rap "Shoot Ya' Teacha " sing by Dr. S and released by the hip-hop record label Felony Assault that belongs to Ben. He has a heart attack, and his daughter decides to assume the problem and negotiate a public excuse of Dr. S in the MTV Award. However, the bad boy sings a polemic song on television to humiliate Merci that gives senator Sprinkle the chance to promote the "Buttgate". Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Hip Hop Meets Shop Till You Drop. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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22 August 2003 (USA)  »

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I Marci ta 'paixe  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$872,950 (USA) (22 August 2003)

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$1,646,664 (USA) (12 September 2003)
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Chris Rock was offered the part of Dr. S but turned it down. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rock said "It's the worst script I've ever gotten... I'd have been happier getting an envelope full of anthrax." See more »

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Mary Ellen Spinkle: Could you please tell us what is?
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References Tae-Bo Workout: Basic (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Power in My Purse
Music by Mervyn Warren & Marc Shaiman
Lyric by Joseph Howard, Marc Shaiman, Mervyn Warren, Tom Eyen, Henry Krieger & Irving Berlin
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
Gospel Solo by Ann Duquesnay
Produced by Marc Shaiman & Mervyn Warren
Co-Produced by Derryck Thornton
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We all took a job we didn't like just to pay the rent....
4 July 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

...but usually in that circumstance we didn't subject the world to that knowledge.

This film has known folks in it who just did not have to do this film - for the rent or otherwise. I think there was an idea...over an apple martini or something...that someone said, "Hey - we can make a real funny movie about that!" They were wrong.

First of all....you could tell this is yet another Wayan's "inside joke". Here's some advice for the Wayans - stop joking and just be serious and or honest about it. Come out with it - whatever you want to say. Maybe your "ironic" days are over and its time to go right in and do what is exactly on your minds.

Then you have to ask what possessed Richard Benjamin, Christine Baranski and Lisa Kudrow to do this...? Rent? Taxes? A new stuffed animal they saw at Wal-Mart? Let me not trash the film - for a minute - and look at what the INTENT could have been...what this seemed to want to be was an expose of the music industry stereotypes. Okay, done not trashing and here's my truth: I've had just about enough of stereotypes in feature films to last decades. Don't get me wrong, there can be a way to do something of this nature which can be entertaining, thought provoking..maybe even satirical...the bottom line is that this is NOT the film - not the script - not the actors - not worth the time of anyone.


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