Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha
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Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha
Melvin Van Peebles, director of the landmark independent film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, embraces the new age of digital filmmaking with his picaresque comedy, shot using DV equipment and taking full advantage of its creative possibilities. Van Peebles plays a fanciful version of himself, growing tired of life at home when he's only ten years old and deciding he'd rather see the world than read about it in books or hear about it from his mother. Melvin runs away from home and hitches a ride from a friendly truck driver, but things take an unexpected turn when gangsters kill… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sadly, Confessions, based on a graphic novel and a play, seems a collection of parts rather than a whole, but some of those parts are affecting."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"There's a temptation to "give" this to Van Peebles, but any scene in which actors get to interact is deathly awkward, and 100 minutes should never feel this long."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"Strikes one as the amateurish ramblings of an old nihilistic filmmaker engaged in a detailed self-reflection-which it is-but closer inspection reveals not only a coherent narrative but some very clever filmmaking involving elements."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"It has some very funny moments (Van Peebles floating up the Hudson in an inner tube, for instance), although it goes on too long. Still, it confirms Van Peebles' reputation as a one of a kind."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Spinning a wry, tall-tale version of his autobiography, the septuagenarian audaciously plays himself at every age and every stage of his improbably picaresque adventures."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"This is the kind of movie that really does separate the wheat from the chaff among film critics. It isn't just bad, it's gawdawful."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"It's disappointing, though, to see that his work, while it's become more polished, has remained essentially self-indulgent and superficial despite the big themes of racism and identity that it takes on."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"A public-access ugly, unintelligible, inconsequential adaptation of [Melvin Van Peebles'] quarter-century-old Broadway show, Waltz of the Stork..."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"This patchwork quilt of slapdash sketches is less a fully fleshed-out cinematic concept, than a mediocre piece of performance art."
‑ Kam Williams, Sly Fox
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