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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 »

Director:

Jeff Abugov

Writer:

Jeff Abugov

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hyde Pierce ... Narrator (voice)
Mackenzie Astin ... The Male (Billy)
Carmen Electra ... The Female (Jenny Smith)
Markus Redmond ... The Male's Friend (Jimmy)
Lucy Liu ... The Female's Friend (Lydia)
Lisa Rotondi ... The Female's Slutty Friend (Lana)
Sharon Wyatt Sharon Wyatt ... The Male's Mother
Jack Kehler ... The Male's Father
Leo Rossi ... The Female's Father
Antonette Saftler Antonette Saftler ... The Female's Mother
Marc Blucas ... The Female's Ex-Boyfriend
Anne Gee Byrd ... The Female's Boss
Eric Kushnick ... The Female's Brother
Linda Porter ... The Wise Old Woman
Tyler Abugov 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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Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A földlakók nemi élete See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 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

Narrator: [the female discovers the male sent flowers to her office] A gift from the male.
The Female: He didn't!
Narrator: Raw vegetation for the female to eat so she may keep up her strength for motherhood.
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Crazy Credits

Helicopter Did you see any helicopter scenes? See more »

Connections

References Le Samouraï (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Higher
Words and Music by Michael Bramon
Produced and Performed by Michael Bramon and the Groove Fanatics
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haha - so funny!!
5 April 2001 | by Mickey KnoxSee all my reviews

This is a really funny movie and i'm sorry it didn't have the promoting campaign that other worse comedies have. I have seen it on HBO and liked it. Yes, it is stupid; yes, it is full of cliches; yes, it is predictable... but none of these things managed to erase the great fun in this film. A guy and a girl are observed by an alien scientist. All the stages of a relationship, from the meeting point until the first baby is conceived, through the eyes and with the comments of an extraterestrial. As if they were the humans and they were making a documentary for Discovery Channels, and we are just an inferior species.

Fun is released from every line of the voice over. You will laugh a lot, and after all that's all that matters.

Vote: 7 out of 10.


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