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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 at human courtship, mating, and reproduction.

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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When the male is getting to meet the female for the first time, the male wears the sweater then a leather jacket (confirmed by the narrator). Then in the next shot where the male is looking into the mirror there is only the sweater and no leather jacket. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: The mating habits of the earthbound human. From meeting in a bar, to conceiving on a floor, to proposing in an abortion clinic, so it goes with all earthbound humans. WIth a mating ritual so complex and intricate that their mere survival defies all logic, one can only feel for them a sense of respect and admiration. So let's not blow up their planet after all.
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Crazy Credits

No humans were harmed during the making of this motion picture. See more »

Connections

References Le Samouraï (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

2-Nite
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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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