Marci X

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Seemingly endless movie.

R 2003 84 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

Reconciliation themes not thorough

Kudrow, as her "Friends" counterparts, stars again with non-sequeteur humor against her protagonist, Damon Wayans, ordinarily a super comic. However, this film lacks depth in its attempt to reconcile complete opposites--hiphop vs debutante. The jokes are written well but directed poorly; few get the significance; none tolerate the veneers of life's struggle in crossing the barriers. Sadly, Hollywood continues to produce shallow topics treated with inside actors(in the hood) who need scripts with social redeeming values, not casual humor. KIds will see it and remark the next day on the window-packaging, not the morality or distance significance. Soon all the sexual linkage and partnership of the main characters will dissolve until yet another casual, non-thorough film hits the marquee. Parents should see movies with their children early in adolescence and quiz them afterwards about the lessons learned even in an entertaining film, a comedy, a shallow one. "Seabiscuit" is highly recommended by this reviewer. Subtle casualness can cause more of an impact than blatant sexual offense or violence. The same is said of language. Better luck next time.

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