What Planet Are You From? (2000)
Critic Consensus: Though What Planet Are You From? has some laughs, it's too inconsistent and bland for critics to give it their recommendations.
Garry Shandling makes his big-screen debut as a leading man in this sci-fi romantic comedy. Harold (Shandling) is an alien from another galaxy sent to Earth on a vital mission: in order to ensure that his civilization will prevail, Harold must impregnate an Earth woman. But he discovers that this is more easily said than done, as he quickly gets a crash course in the arcane rituals of the human courtship process. What's worse, just when Harold thinks he's making progress in Earthbound seduction, he discovers that the males of his planet don't physically interface properly with women on Earth, so he is issued a variety of bizarre gadgets to complete his assignment. Mike Nichols directed What Planet Are You From?, which also features a top-notch supporting cast, including Annette Bening, John Goodman, Ben Kingsley, and Camryn Manheim. … More
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Critic Reviews for What Planet Are You From?
Just what the universe needs. A movie that forces you to fixate on Garry Shandling's crotch.
Bottom line, this is American Pie for boys-will -be- boys in the fiftysomething age range.
How did smart people of proven talent make such a lame movie?
Has a lot of jokes that register intellectually, but rarely does it poke you in a place where you can't help but squeal.
A film whose tone is out of sync with the simple, ribald conceit and is only mildly amusing at best.
Audience Reviews for What Planet Are You From?
I watched this movie really wasted, so I'm not sure if this review is really all that fair. From what I remember there are some great, funny scenes from a really talented cast. Kinnear has some really funny asshole moments and John Goodman seems to make anything work. Annette Bening is the definition of a cougar and really brings a real levity to a lot of really stupid situations. The film is cute and inventive at the opening, but then gets bogged down by some really lame stuff. Shandling is funny, but there is this whole running away from the bad guys scene which really turned the movie into a stupid chase film in an already reaching plot. Either way, not terrible and a good way to pass the time while you are waiting for everyone to pass out so you can fall asleep on the couch.
I can't believe Mike "The Graduate" Nichols directed THIS.
Weird flick with lots of Garry Shandling clones. I didn't find this music too fun. I didn't quite get it.
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