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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
The Male (Billy)
The Female (Jenny Smith)
The Male's Friend (Jimmy)
The Female's Slutty Friend (Lana)
Sharon Wyatt ...
The Male's Mother
The Male's Father
The Female's Father
Antonette Saftler ...
The Female's Mother
The Female's Ex-Boyfriend
The Female's Boss
Eric Kushnick ...
The Female's Brother
The Wise Old Woman
Tyler Abugov ...
The Female's Fantasy Son


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A földlakók nemi élete  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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


Narrator: [the male and female are laughing together after just meeting] The female exhales rapidly to show that her lungs are strong and she can bear many children. The male exhales rapidly as well to show that he has endurance and can impregnate her many times over.
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Crazy Credits

Filmed entirely on location on Earth. See more »


Spoofs Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »


Distant World
Words and Music by Michael Bramon
Produced and Performed by Michael Bramon and the Groove Fanatics
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Pretty likeable late night, HBO-type fare.
13 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

I watched this at about 1:00 AM one morning. My channel surfing was naturally halted by Carmen dancing at a Disco. The surprising and amusing voice-over of many time Emmy winner, David Hyde Pierce, was also quite an attention getter. What followed was a pretty likeable, playful, and occasionally laugh out loud (sperm runners) spoof of the American dating moors. The male lead nicely portrayed an "average guy" in over his head with the stunning Carmen Electra. Her performance here was so easy and unforced, than, along with a couple of late night talk show appearance I've seen recently (namely Craig Kilborn), have really made me a big fan. Don't get the Dennis Rodman thing, but.....? The sex scenes, though tame, had a nice playful spirit, and except for a totally out of character, unnecessary tirade during the childbirth sequence, the movie could have been suitable, and probably appreciated, by a younger audience. Considering what must have been a fairly low-budget, a nice debut by the director. Give it a watch!!

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