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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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... Narrator (voice)
... The Male (Billy)
... The Female (Jenny Smith)
... The Male's Friend (Jimmy)
... The Female's Friend (Lydia)
... 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
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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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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 September 1999 (USA)  »

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A földlakók nemi élete  »

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

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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 »

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Narrator: Of all the creatures in the universe, none possess the mating ritual as complex, as perverse, as tragically beautiful as the earthbound human. More passionate than the Orktamus of Centali Five, more neurotic than the Sleekanda of Sleewa, it is a wonder that these furry creatures have not gone extinct millenia ago. But in spite of their self-inflicted paradox, their numbers grow at a rapid pace, over-consuming their tiny planet. For it is from these creatures that we have acquired the universal ...
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No humans were harmed during the making of this motion picture. See more »

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References Swingers (1996) See more »

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2-Nite
Words and Music by Michael Bramon
Produced and Performed by Michael Bramon and the Groove Fanatics
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Funny and Cute!
5 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I caught this movie late one night on cable and am so glad I did. It take an outside look on human relationships to show us just how odd we really are. I recommend this for anyone looking for an incredibly cute comedy. This film left me smiling.


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