• Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha (2008)

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Release Date: October 27th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
An adventurous lad (Melvin Van Peebles) begins a lifelong journey that takes him from Chicago to Harlem to the high seas.

Cast: Melvin Van Peebles, Stephanie Weeks, Mario Van Peebles, Glen Turner, Teddy Hayes, Alfred Preisser

Director: Melvin Van Peebles

Genres: Comedy, Adventure

Distributors: Yeah, Inc.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • There’s something admirable about the anything-goes energy that Van Peebles brings to this tall tale, but the amateurishness and Video Toaster–era technical tricks start to grate after a bit. It’s a funky, free-form fairy tale, but one that only a mutha could truly love. show more

  • 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. show more

  • Van Peebles' persona and sensibility remain engaging, as do his way with his beguiling score and songs, but his film desperately needs tightening to eliminate tedious moments, especially in the African sequence. show more

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