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Confessions of a Ex-Doofus-Itchy-Footed Mutha

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
Yousuresaidamouthful there, Melvin. The iconic director of Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song recounts how his younger self—played by the preternaturally revved-up septuagenarian—gave in to a perpetual wanderlust. Then the semiautobiographical elements involving adolescent indiscretions get pushed to the side; cue crazy misadventures with pirates, African dictators and a horny ape. 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.
Written by David Fear

Cast and crew

  • Director:Melvin Van Peebles
  • Screenwriter:Melvin Van Peebles
  • Cast:
    • Melvin Van Peebles
    • Paul Krasner
    • Scott Sortman
    • Stephanie Weeks
    • Glen Turner
    • Teddy Hayes
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