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What Planet Are You From? (2000)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  3 March 2000 (USA)
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A highly-evolved planet, whose denizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to take over Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical ... See full summary »

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A highly-evolved planet, whose denizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to take over Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical penis, to impregnate an earthling and stay until the birth. The alien, Harold Anderson, goes to Phoenix as a banker and sets to work finding a mate. His approaches to women are inept, and the humming phallus doesn't help, but on the advice of a banking colleague, he cruises an AA meeting, meets Susan, and somehow convinces her to marry. The clock starts to tick: will she conceive, have a baby, and lose Harold (and the child) to his planet before he discovers emotion and starts to care? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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To save his planet, an alien must find a woman on Earth to have his baby. There's just one problem.

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,008,746 (USA) (3 March 2000)

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ESP 1,727,575 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The 800 number on Susan's realty sign posted in this movie is an actual working number for Coldwell Banker. See more »

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Title Card: At the far reaches of the Universe lies a planet of men who have advanced technologically beyond the realm of human comprehension. This is no breeding - they are a product of cloning, and their reproductive organs have shrunk and disappeared. All emotions have been bred out of this race and each succeeding generation has become more ambitious and driven than the previous one. They want to rule the Universe, and now they are planning their next takeover from the inside.
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Playing on the oft-noted resemblance between Annette Bening and the lady bearing the torch in the Columbia Pictures logo, Bening's face replaces the Columbia lady's. See more »

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Another viewpoint of human earth living
29 May 2000 | by (sf, usa) – See all my reviews

You might say as an alien from another planet, Garry Shandling's deadpan demeanor fits the role perfectly. And it's believable that he would say all those lines and react as he does. This is his movie. Annette Bening, Greg Kinnear, John Goodman, Ben Kingsley (in a fun role being straight face through it all), and Linda Fiorentino round out the humor-loaded supporting cast. If you subscribe to the 'alien' depiction on how a marriage is maintained between a man and a woman, and how a family is developed or begotten, you'll truly have fun watching Shandling and Bening's pairing in this not so off-kiltered comedy about life on earth. (A bonus: You get to hear Annette Bening singing "High Hopes".)


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