What Planet Are You From? Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for What Planet Are You From? the Movie

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Two jokes, no waiting! Shandling's feature film debut tries to be a comment on how differently men and women view sex and relationships, but it spends most of its time with a humming penis. Shandling is an alien sent from a planet of test tube people to impregnate an earth woman, once he's given the proper equipment (which has the previously mentioned unfortunate feature). He disguises himself as Harold, a bank executive, and gets dating tips from a philandering co-worker (Kinnear) who recommends AA meetings as a great pickup place. His direct approach ("You smell nice") somehow attracts a recovering alcoholic (Bening) who's on the biological clock. The other joke (and better of the two) involves a hen-pecked FAA inspector who's suspicious of Harold's origins. Shandling's limited range is exposed, and the juvenile script doesn't do him any favors.

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Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Alien Beings--Benign, Sex & Sexuality, Pregnant Pauses
Screenplay
Garry Shandling, Michael Leeson, Edward Solomon, Peter Tolan
Cast
Garry Shandling, Annette Bening, Greg Kinnear, Ben Kingsley, Linda Fiorentino, John Goodman, Richard Jenkins, Caroline Aaron, Judy Greer, Nora Dunn, Ann Cusack, Camryn Manheim, Janeane Garofalo, Stacey Travis, Willie Garson, Sarah Silverman
Cinematography
Michael Ballhaus
Director
Mike Nichols
Music
Carter Burwell
Producer
Columbia Pictures

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