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Marci X (2003)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marci Feld
... Dr. S
... Ben Feld
... Lauren Farb
... Mary Ellen Spinkle
... Yolanda Quinones
... Lane Strayfield
... Caitlin Mellowitz
... Kirsten Blatt
Gano Grills ... Freekazoid
... Quantrelle
... T-Bill
... Tubby Fenders
... Chip Spinkle
... Boyz R Us
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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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Uptown Gets Down. 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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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$872,950, 24 August 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,646,664, 14 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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Caitlin: [out of breath from running] Okay. Okay. That's great. Oh, almost a quarter mile!
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Referenced in Creepies (2004) See more »

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Woman of Color
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyric by Joseph Howard
Performed by Paula Garces
Produced by Marc Shaiman & Mervyn Warren
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Worst of 2003?
3 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I inserted a question mark because I really can't recall if I saw a worse movie last year. Probably not. This is dull, illogical, and stupid--no, worse than that, it's stoopid. Lisa Kudrow's Marci says that she can't rap, yet almost immediately launches into a (very bad) rap about handbags. Uptight Senator Christine Baranski hears about 5 seconds of a hip hop beat and is instantly transformed into fabulous dancer with stripper potential. Instead of the comedy arising from the situation and/or the characters' quirks, screenwriter Paul Rudnick (hope he loves whatever the money from this crap bought!) just throws any gag he can at us, and nothing sticks. I laughed ONCE: when the obviously-meant-to-be-J.Lo Yolanda says, "I'm bleeding, I need a photographer." That's the only time in 84 (seems longer) minutes that a "comic" line was directly related to a character's personality. The rest is just stoopid.


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