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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

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 female is ready. But she must wait for the male to figure this out on his own. She can emit no odor to help him. In fact, to do so would be disastrous.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Swingers (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Higher
Words and Music by Michael Bramon
Produced and Performed by Michael Bramon and the Groove Fanatics
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surprisingly fun
1 February 2001 | by shoelaceSee all my reviews

I caught this movie on cable one night after flipping through the channels. I caught the sight of a beautiful women.I did not even know it was Carmen Elecktra in the picture but she looked good. I then notice that David Hyde Pierce was narrating what was trying to be a national geographic special on human mating, from the perspective of outer space aliens.This clever premise plus Miss Elecktra's obvious attributes hooked me for the movie. This was not an especially good movie but it had some charm and the actors played their parts well. This was a pleasant surprise that if you see it on cable it can be diverting. Sure it was predictable and at times cliché ridden; even annoying but I watched it to the end and enjoyed most of it. I especially liked the sperms on the track, the spermicide guy and the conception scene. Even though the movie made an attempt to make relationships seem complicated (which they are), the movie was not. Still worth a look, but don't inconvenience yourself.


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