What Planet Are You From?
2000, Comedy, 1h 44m77 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings
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Though What Planet Are You From? has some laughs, it's too inconsistent and bland for critics to give it their recommendations. Read critic reviews
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Critic Reviews for What Planet Are You From?
Quote not available.April 25, 2003 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Whatever planet produced this sex comedy, it's not indicating many signs of intelligent life.January 1, 2000
Bottom line, this is American Pie for boys-will -be- boys in the fiftysomething age range.January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/4
This movie wants to be sweet and dark at the same time, but it is as distant as a planet's satellite.January 1, 2000 | Rating: 0.5/5
Shandling and director Mike Nichols find a funny new way of packaging the old truth in What Planet Are You From?January 1, 2000
The only eruption this movie evokes is a loud yawn.January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
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Sep 17, 2011i liked this when i first watched it. It has an impressive cast and a funny concept, it gets boring after a whileBrendan N Super Reviewer
Feb 02, 2010What Planet Are YouFrom? is not about the destruction of earth nor about the inane sex comedy a number of reviewers labeled/described it. The film explores the nature of male/female relationship quite well. Questions like: How do we meet each other? What are the female motives for entering the courtship dance? The female reasons? Why is communication between the sexes so difficult? What is about the birth of a child that can heal the saddest relationships? And on and on. The film doesn't pretend to offer much in the way of answers to these questions, but that's okay. It is enough that it simply raises them. As a science fiction flick, this is not much of a close encounter picture. But as a human drama packed with laughs, it's quite good. Near the end of the film, the audience is shown an exterior shot of Gary Shandling's planet for the first time. It is a Metropolis-like setting and is completely gray. This bit of symbolism is akin to the drabness of male existence without female companionship--towering and impressive as an edifice, but cold and colourless and empty as well.Cinema F Super Reviewer
Apr 24, 2009I 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.Tim S Super Reviewer
Jan 19, 2008I can't believe Mike "The Graduate" Nichols directed THIS.Michael S Super Reviewer
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