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The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)

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 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
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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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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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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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 »

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When we first see the newborn, there is no umbilical cord. A few shots later, the doctors cut the umbilical cord. See more »

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The Male's Friend: You just met her last night. If you call her now, you'll scare her off.
The Male: Oh come on, man. I don't play those games.
The Male's Friend: Don't do it, man. She'll think you want her.
The Male: I do want her.
The Male's Friend: I know, but if she thinks that, she'll find somebody else.
The Male: Someone who doesn't want her?
The Male's Friend: Someone cool.
The Male: Oh, but I'm not cool.
The Male's Friend: Exactly. That's why you got to wait a few days before you call her. And when you do ask her out, act like you're doing *her* a favor, you know? Like you don't give a damn if she says yes or no 'cause...
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No humans were harmed during the making of this motion picture. See more »

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References Le Samouraï (1967) 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 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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