Marci X

Overview

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 ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (VHS)
  • All (1) from $1.99   
  • Used (1) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(15974)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
Ex-Rental. Very Good condition. VHS Tape. Case Good. Original artwork may contain stickers or shelfware. Quality guaranteed!

Ships from: Frederick, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
If you're looking for maybe the most effective hip-hop satire to date, you'll find it in an unusual place -- a little-seen Lisa Kudrow vehicle called Marci X. There's a reason not many people caught Richard Benjamin's film, as its weaknesses probably outnumber its strengths. But its strengths are memorable, driven by Paul Rudnick's script, which strikes just the right satirical tone, and just enough Legally Blonde-style fluff. Avoiding the tendencies of such over-the-top rap spoofs as CB4 and Malibu's Most Wanted, Rudnick keeps things believable enough to work as sly commentary, while still zany enough to qualify as parody. For example, the prototypical Dr. S' misogynist sex anthem -- "Power in My Pants," confidently rapped by Damon Wayans -- is not only pretty close to sounding like a real song, but its infectious beat lingers in the viewer's consciousness props to songwriters Marc Shaiman and Mervyn Warren on that one. Among the actors, Wayans is key to reining in his director's more slapstick instincts, which get the better of Benjamin during a scene in which a stuffy senator Christine Baranski gets her groove on via some pretty un-senatorial dance moves. In smartly underplaying Dr. S, Wayans helps Rudnick's jokes -- such as a jailed rap mogul who pimps out his cell and has a prison posse -- land more solidly. Kudrow has charming moments, and shows her own fitness for rhyming, but her character is played more for broad laughter. Neither of the two main characters is what you would call deep, and the narrative is disjointed and hurried in running less than 85 minutes. But with isolated sharp observations on the language and cultural cachet of rap music, Marci X has a little something extra to set it apart.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/20/2004
  • UPC: 097363309031
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lisa Kudrow Marci Field
Damon Wayans Dr. Snatchcatcher
Richard Benjamin Ben Feld
Christine Baranski Sen. Mary Ellen Spinkle
Paula Garcés Yolanda Quinones
Billy Griffith Tubby Fenders
Jane Krakowski Lauren
Sherie Rene Scott Kirsten
Veanne Cox Caitlin
Charles Kimbrough
Myk Watford Police Man #1
Technical Credits
Richard Benjamin Director
Julie A. Bloom Asst. Director
Jacqueline Cambas Editor
Therese DePrez Production Designer
Robbie Greenberg Cinematographer
Diane Lederman Set Decoration/Design
Nicholas Lundy Art Director
Danny Michael Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Mitchell Choreography
Steve Nicolaides Executive Producer
David C. Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Rudin Producer
Paul Rudnick Screenwriter
Adam Schroeder Executive Producer
Marc Shaiman Songwriter
Ilene Starger Casting
Mervyn Warren Score Composer, Songwriter
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously