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Marci X

Satire that scores is apt to offend some people, which may help to explain why this politically incorrect comedy was shelved by Paramount for a year, then dumped into the market without press screenings. Scripted by the irreverent Paul Rudnick (Addams Family Values, In & Out), it's about a Jewish American Princess (Lisa Kudrow) teaming up with a controversial rap artist (Damon Wayans). It's no masterpiece, but I found it consistently good-hearted and sometimes hilarious, and the sparse crowd I saw it with was laughing as much as I was, especially at the outrageous rap numbers. Richard Benjamin, who plays a cameo as Kudrow's philanthropic millionaire father, directed. With Christine Baranski and Jane Krakowski. 84 min.

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