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The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)

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An anthropologist from an alien planet provides voice-over commentary for a documentary look at human courtship, mating, and reproduction: "complex, perverse, tragically beautiful: the ... See full summary »

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The Male (Billy)
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The Female (Jenny Smith)
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The Male's Friend (Jimmy)
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The Female's Slutty Friend (Lana)
Sharon Wyatt ...
The Male's Mother
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The Male's Father
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The Female's Father
Antonette Saftler ...
The Female's Mother
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The Female's Ex-Boyfriend
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The Female's Boss
Eric Kushnick ...
The Female's Brother
Linda Porter ...
The Wise Old Woman
Tyler Abugov ...
The Female's Fantasy Son
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An anthropologist from an alien planet provides voice-over commentary for a documentary look at human courtship, mating, and reproduction: "complex, perverse, tragically beautiful: the earthbound human." The commentary gets some of the details comically wrong (explaining the slap on a newborn's back: "they don't like the looks of the child so they beat it"), but gets right the overall idea. We follow Billy and Jenny from their meeting at a club, initial misunderstandings, his losing her phone number, finally connecting, walks on the beach, soulful talks, meeting each other's parents, friends' advice, and the gradual taking of the relationship to new levels. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A földlakók nemi élete  »

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Writer-director Jeff Abugov was on the writing team of the hit sitcom _The Golden Girls_. See more »

Goofs

In the park, Jenny is wearing high heeled shoes. in the next shot, as they are racing to the water fountain, she is running in blue and white canvas "deck shoes". See more »

Quotes

Narrator: The female prepares carefully for her next encounter with the male. She paints her face with berries and chemically processed colors, hiding from the male her natural state, which she hopes to show him at a later time. She uses chemically-altered forms of vegetation to cover parts of her body. Then other forms of vegetation over those. She leaves much of her body uncovered, but is careful to cover the first layer of vegetation. She puts the excretions of small, sea-dwelling creatures through ...
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Filmed entirely on location on Earth. See more »

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References Swingers (1996) See more »

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Distant World
Words and Music by Michael Bramon
Produced and Performed by Michael Bramon and the Groove Fanatics
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haha - so funny!!
5 April 2001 | by (Brasov, Romania) – See all my reviews

This is a really funny movie and i'm sorry it didn't have the promoting campaign that other worse comedies have. I have seen it on HBO and liked it. Yes, it is stupid; yes, it is full of cliches; yes, it is predictable... but none of these things managed to erase the great fun in this film. A guy and a girl are observed by an alien scientist. All the stages of a relationship, from the meeting point until the first baby is conceived, through the eyes and with the comments of an extraterestrial. As if they were the humans and they were making a documentary for Discovery Channels, and we are just an inferior species.

Fun is released from every line of the voice over. You will laugh a lot, and after all that's all that matters.

Vote: 7 out of 10.


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