O.C. and Stiggs aren’t your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class. |
Melvin Van Peebles-filmmaker, playwright, composer, crooner, ladies’ man, and living legend-returns to the screen with this picaresque yarn about a boy from Chicago who wants to see the world and get rich but discovers that all he needs is the love of a good woman. Based on Van Peebles’ 1982 Broadway show Waltz of the Stork, Confessions chronicles the adventures of a man who, armed only with a can of contingency cash, swims his way to New York, joins the merchant marine, romances women of all ages (and an amorous gorilla), and dances for his life in the court of Zampoughi. “Thereby hangs the tale,” says Van Peebles. “A piece of one, anyway.” [Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival]
The story follows what happens when a child psychologist surprises his girlfriend by showing up at her political family’s annual get-together at their Sag Harbor vacation home only to find them desperately in need of therapy.