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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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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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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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Technical Specs

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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 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 »

Quotes

Narrator: The female prepares carefully for her next encounter with the male. She paints her face with berries and chemically processed colors, hiding from the male her natural state, which she hopes to show him at a later time. She uses chemically-altered forms of vegetation to cover parts of her body. Then other forms of vegetation over those. She leaves much of her body uncovered, but is careful to cover the first layer of vegetation. She puts the excretions of small, sea-dwelling creatures through ...
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Crazy Credits

This motion picture is a work of fiction. The characters and events portrayed in this motion picture are entirely fictional. Any resemblance to any persons, whether living, dead, or Earthbound is entirely coincidental. (Except for the weird looking brown creature. You know who you are.) See more »

Connections

Spoofs Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Distant World
Words and Music by Michael Bramon
Produced and Performed by Michael Bramon and the Groove Fanatics
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Surprisingly Good
26 October 2000 | by JulietVSee all my reviews

This came on HBO and I'll admit I spent the next five minutes looking for the remote control. (Yeah, that lazy.) But once I got into it, it was actually a really good movie! Apart from some scenes that made it look like a bad Woody Allen picture (okay, I find all of his films bad,) it was really funny. Carmen Electra surprised me -- she's a pretty good actress in this movie.


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