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Marci X [Aug. 23rd, 2003|12:33 am]
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After work today I caught the 5:50 showing of </i>Marci X</i>. I wasn't really expecting much; the last three movies I've seen have been rather solemn and I needed a silly comedy to break the monotony.
I was well rewarded. This is a rather clever movie with some surprisingly biting satire. J.Lo's gangsta life is attacked mercilessly, as are right wing politicians, Christian boybands, and yes...over-the-top hip-hop gangsta rappers and Jewish American Princesses.
It's fun.
The bit with Boys-R-Us is hysterical, and Marci's "Power in My Purse" rap is the best thing since Marilyn Monroe sang about Diamonds being a Girl's Best Friend. It's lovely.

Then, too, this movie has some wonderful actresses. I adore Lisa Kudrow; the fact that she's just turned 40 makes me love her all the more. And in this movie, I think she deserves some serious praise: In one scene, it's the morning after she's spent the night in jail. She's a mess. She's filthy, and her mascara is all over her face. She really looks like she's been in jail all night. There aren't that many actress who'd allow themselves to be filmed looking like that...I know I wouldn't want to be!
And Christine Baranski (from Chicago and </i>The Birdcage</i>, among others) is always fun to see. And I've always been fond of Jane Krakowski...not so much from Ally McBeal as from, of all things, from The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. And seeing Kaity Tong again made me just that much more happier.

It's not To Kill a Mockingbird, and it's not Hamlet. But what it is, is it's a movie that made me laugh. And some days, that's all you need.

I predict this will be one of those movies that will become huge after it's been out for rent and on cable. Some of the scenes in this are definitely worthy of cult status...

From: drewberry4
2003-08-23 08:21 am (UTC)
YAY! You have this strange power, I think. Where you keep seeing the movie I am considering seeing the next day, and you give it a good or bad review and then that makes me decide whether or not to go. Haha. so if i am feeling better tomorrow, my mom and i are going to see marci x. Hahaha.

I too am a fan of lisa kudrow :) She's so fun. I wish I could see her do improv with her old troupe sometime.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-08-23 08:27 am (UTC)
Aw...thanks! That makes me want to write these more...sometimes I get unmotivated, but knowing people read them helps.

I liked it. I didn't think I would, but I did.
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[User Picture]From: kteeski
2003-08-24 07:53 am (UTC)

this is...

...definitely one of those movies I would rent - with a bunch of friends.
I'm mildly amused by the trailer but recognize the formulaic cheese factor - still, it looks fun.
I know you prefer the theater for movies, but I have a 2 lists...
Those I'd pay to see in the theater and *need* to be seen on that screen, those that I put on a rental list to be enjoyed with others while drinking or something else.
Maybe it's because I have a BIG tv and Dianne's is bigger with a home theater system...
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-08-24 08:09 am (UTC)

Re: this is...

I don't pay attention to them on TV (rented or cable). I either get distracted and don't watch them...or I fall asleep. I've realised that that's why I don't rent: it's a waste of money because I either doze off (and then don't have a chance to watch it again before it needs to go back) or I just sort of wander off.

Besides, I'd rather go out and watch a movie...going out beats sitting around the house...I spend too much time alone at home as it is.
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[User Picture]From: kteeski
2003-08-24 08:13 am (UTC)

Re: this is...

If you read what I wrote - it says "with friends drinking" - so they are "event" movies, not stay at home alone movies.
There are certain movies I don't feel I need to pay that close attention to - which is why they are on the rental list.
Others are an event unto themselves and merit the ticket price and going to the theater.
Movies to fall asleep to are the ones I see on HBO!
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-08-24 08:36 am (UTC)

Re: this is...

I missed the part about seeing movies with friends...I guess I skimmed over it because I rarely have the opportunity to do it; when I am together with friends, we're talking or playing games, not watching movies...

I just focused on the rental list, which as I say I can't do...I just don't give movies the quality time they deserve at home.
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