Marci X

Marci X

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Produced by Scott Rudin
Written by Paul Rudnick
Music by Mervyn Warren
Cinematography Robbie Greenberg
Edited by Jacqueline Cambas
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • August 22, 2003 (2003-08-22)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million[1]
Box office $1.7 million[1]

Marci X is a 2003 American romantic comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin, written by Paul Rudnick, and starring Lisa Kudrow as Jewish-American Princess Marci Feld, who has to take control of a hip-hop record label, as well as the controversial rapper Dr. S, played by Damon Wayans.


Marci Feld, a spoiled Jewish-American princess, is forced to take control of her father's hardcore rap label, Felony Assault, when her father Ben suffers a stress-induced heart attack due to the controversy surrounding the label's song "Shoot Ya' Teacha" by Dr. S. To rescue her father's plummeting stock, Marci attempts to tone down the rapper's bad-boy image. Over time, the unlikely pair falls in love just as conservative senator Mary Ellen Spinkle vows to banish Dr. S and his offensive lyrics from the airwaves forever.



Box office

Marci X earned $872,950 in its opening weekend, ranking #17 in the North American box office from 1,200 venues.[2] The film grossed $1,648,818 at the North American box office, and $26,888 overseas for a worldwide total of $1,675,706. Based on a $20 million budget, the film was a box office bomb.[1]

Critical response

The film was critically panned. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 9% approval score based on 58 reviews, with an average rating of 3.0/10. The site's consensus states: "The material is too thin for feature-length and the jokes are socially outdated and clueless."[3] Metacritic reports a 20 out of 100 rating, based on 17 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[4]


  1. 1 2 3 "Marci X (2003)". Box Office Mojo. September 18, 2003. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  2. "Weekend Box Office Results for August 22-24, 2003". Box Office Mojo. August 25, 2003. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  3. "Marci X (2003)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  4. "Marci X reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
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