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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)  »

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After Billy tried to defend Jennie from Mike, she asks if they should take the relationship to the next level. The next level is that they are tested for AIDS, so that they don't have to use a condom. This makes little sense or is an error in her judgment as she has already performed unprotected fellatio upon Billy. See more »

Quotes

The Male's Mother a: She's so nice!
The Male: Yeah, yeah she is nice.
The Male's Father: She has beautiful eyes.
The Male: Thank you.
The Male's Father: So, did you fuck her?
The Male's Mother a: What the hell's the matter with you?
The Male's Father: What? What? What did I say? I asked if he fucked her.
The Male's Mother a: Of course he's fucked her! Wouldn't you fuck her? Hell, I'd fuck her and I'm not even into that!
The Male: Mom!
The Male's Mother a: What? I'm defending you! Your father's the one causing the trouble!
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Crazy Credits

This motion picture is a work of fiction. The characters and events portrayed in this motion picture are entirely fictional. Any resemblance to any persons, whether living, dead, or Earthbound is entirely coincidental. (Except for the weird looking brown creature. You know who you are.) See more »

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Spoofs Leave It to Beaver (1957) 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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a real hoot! many laugh=out=loud scenes
28 January 2001 | by (new york, n.y.) – See all my reviews

Other viewers have given the plot details of this mock documentary better than I could. Just want to add that the film is truly hilarious- even to a middle-aged viewer who never heard of Carmen Electra! I still laugh each time I remember lines like(describing films) " The human female prefers stories about one person dying slowly. The human male prefers stories about many people dying quickly." Cheers to this highly original, very funny film!


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