Marci, a spoiled Jewish American Princess, is forced to take control of her father's hard-core rap label, Felony Assault, when her mogul dad, Ben Feld, has a stress-induced heart attack due to the controversy surrounding the label's hip-hop song "Shoot Ya' Teacha" by Dr. Snatchcatcher. To rescue her father's plummeting stock, Marci attempts to tone down the rapper's bad-boy edge. Over time, the unlikely pair fall in love just as a conservative senator vows to banish the rapper and his offensive lyrics from the airwaves forever.
This flimsy sitcom about a foul-mounted rap star named Dr. S (Damon Wayans), a crusading United States Senator (Christine Baranski) on the warpath against obscenity and the spoiled daughter of the mogul who owns Dr. S's record company (Lisa Kudrow) doesn't know the meaning of street credibility. Despite a charmingly goofy performance by Mr. Wayans and a screenplay (by Paul Rudnick) that pokes fun at black and Jewish stereotypes, the movie feels hopelessly out of date as well as terminally unhip. — Stephen Holden
2003-08-23 | Stephen Holden | Read the New York Times Review of Marci X