What Planet Are You From?


(out of 5)

Critics were unfairly harsh to this enjoyable comedy, probably because having Mike Nichols’ name in the credits promised more than they eventually got (and apparently they haven’t seen The Day of the Dolphin).  stars (and also co-wrote) as an alien from an all-male planet who is sent to Earth to father a child so as to prevent his species from dying out.  shines as the woman he chooses as the baby maker; perfect casting too, because I honestly can’t imagine any interstellar being not wanting to spend every waking moment with this woman the moment they see her. Very witty, and I love it when Annette sings ‘High Hopes’.

Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, What Planet Are You From? Productions

USA, 2000

Directed by

Story by , , Screenplay by Garry Shandling, Michael Leeson,

Cinematography by 

Produced by , Mike Nichols, Garry Shandling

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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