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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 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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

A földlakók nemi élete  »

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Trivia

Jeff Abugov got his inspiration for the film after watching a nature documentary on the mating habits of animals. See more »

Goofs

After leaving the movie theater, Billy and Jenny have already reached their parked car, opened the car door, and are about to get in when they are confronted by her ex-boyfriend. The next moment she says "just walk away" and she and Billy do just that, ostensibly to ignore and avoid the ex-boyfriend. Why didn't they just finish getting into the car and drive off? Where are they walking? It makes no sense. See more »

Quotes

The Male's Friend: You're going to call her, aren't you?
The Male: No.
The Male's Friend: Tell the truth.
The Male: Okay. You're developing a serious body odor problem, but I don't think that's relevant.
The Male's Friend: Ahahaha...
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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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References Swingers (1996) See more »

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Higher
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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