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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 ...
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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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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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When the male is getting to meet the female for the first time, the male wears the sweater then a leather jacket (confirmed by the narrator). Then in the next shot where the male is looking into the mirror there is only the sweater and no leather jacket. See more »

Quotes

The Male: You're beautiful. You're smart. You can beat the crap out of people. You're the perfect woman.
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Filmed entirely on location on Earth. See more »

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Spoofed in Whipped (2000) 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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Surprisingly funny. This is a perfect party movie to rent with some friends.
11 February 2000 | by (San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

Some terrifically oddball comments from David Hyde Pierce as an alien commenting on the human mating ritual. Though the story is really follows all of the stereotypes about how people meet (and mate.) There's plenty of great humor, and a few really great laughs. And Carmen Electra... On top of being spectacularly beautiful, she's a decent actress. She first surprised me on the TV show "Just Shoot Me" with her great sense of timing and delivery. I'd love to see more of her in funny roles.

This is a perfect party movie.


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