Sometimes you just want to watch some old school stuff. Whether because you’re nostalgic or you’re tired of the new school stuff doing the same thing over and over again. The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human is a stylish and hilarious mockumentary. And if you’re wondering what the fuck is a mockumentary just think of Borat. Additionally, David Hyde Pierce is doing the narration like it’s a nature documentary about humans as animals. You know the drill by now with our behavior explained like we’re the wild animals that we are.
Speaking of Borat it’s amazing that the age difference between the movies is seven years and they look decades apart. Mating Habits has that softened and dreamy vibe of the nineties that will bring back a lot of memories. However, don’t think this is the only thing it has to offer. The very premise of an alien watching how humans mate leads to hilarious comments and situations. The script is creative and silly. I loved the fact that The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human didn’t take itself too seriously. Mostly because this opened room for a couple of funny sketches. I loved the one with the sperm racetrack, I mean you can’t even read this without smiling.
The aliens are here! Now that they are here, they decide to learn more about humans. And what better way is this than studying our mating rituals. For this purpose, the aliens chose Billy, an average, shy guy looking for a date, and his female counterpart, hot and sexy Jenny. The two meet at the nightclub and the ritual may begin.
Although this movie looks and feels like a standard-issue comedy, I found it infinitely amusing to watch how the official system of values and all those unwritten rules of life come down under this verbal attack from David Hyde Pierce. He fucking pierced the reality of our world and showed us that we’re still basically animals. Animals with urges driving our behavior and ultimately, our lives.
Because the movie plays out like a National Geographic documentary, only with humans instead of animals, you get this distance that’s necessary to calmly examine what is going on. Additionally, the best parts of the movie are those where you remember all the shit you were doing exactly as our Earthbound Humans. The cast was pretty good, with the accent on voluptuous Carmen Elektra and her captivating screen presence. The only thing that spoils the fun a bit is the pacing. It kind of drops of in the final third of the movie.
Finally, if you’re looking for similar movies I recommend you check out Swingers, Spy Hard, Don’t Be a Menace, Dogma and Kingpin.
Director: Jeff Abugov
Writer: Jeff Abugov
Cast: David Hyde Pierce, Mackenzie Astin, Carmen Electra, Lucy Liu
Fun Facts: 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.)