Lisa Kudrow and Damon Wayans star in what can only be described as one of the most pointless movies ever made, Marci X. The movie is about the daughter of a music executive who falls in love with a crude rapper. That says it all.
More specifically, Kudrow stars as Marci Feld, the rich daughter of a powerful record executive who is forced to take over her father's job when he has a heart attack. The big priority is to get a rapper named Dr. S (Wayans) to tone down his lyrics, which have prompted a court inquest into his suitability for mainstream America. Had this movie been any good, it might be quite relevant considering the incredibly pathetic outcry over the Janet Jackson Superbowl halftime incident. However, since it is not a good movie, it really isn't relative, especially since the film turns into a weird romantic comedy that makes little sense.
Marci X actually does have a few pretty funny scenes at the beginning, especially involving Wayans, who does "charm" as the sleazy rapper. Kudrow gets a few jokes in as well, but it is all downhill from there. Marci X stops making sense after a few minutes, and even if it did, it still wouldn't be that good. Marred by several cheesy dance and song sequences, the movie is almost painful to watch.
Very little can be said about Marci X, as the few people who have heard of the movie probably have no plans to see it (and after reading this review should feel assured with their decision). In many ways, Marci X has the feel of a Spike Lee movie gone bad, as it seems as though it is trying to tackle social issues, though without much success. There is no reason to see this movie; the 'X' should be moved over the 'Marci' in the title to just cross it out of existence.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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