Written & Directed by Jeff Abugov
Starring Mackenzie Astin, Carmen Electra, David Hyde Pierce, Lucy Liu, Markus Redmond
- Running audio commentary by writer/director Abugov
Released by: Columbia Tristar.
My Advice: Rent it to see it at least once.
Have you ever wondered about how there got to be so many human beings on such a tiny little planet? Well, wonder no more! This documentary by an alien anthropologist (Pierce), takes a look at just what makes these simple creatures tick, and more importantly, what makes them tick so often. He follows one human female, known among other of her species as Jenny (Electra), and one human male, also known as Billy (Astin) and follows their relationship from courting to sexual intercourse to marriage to the birth of their resulting offspring. As you will see, there is much more to a human relationship than meets the ocular nerve endings.
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The DVD is quaint but elegant. The menu system takes the alien motif and really runs with it. The only bonus feature is a commentary from director Abugov. It’s a bit dry, but it’s pretty good as far as commentaries go. The most interesting parts of this audio track are the ones where he talks about working on his first feature film under a very limited independent moviemaker budget and how that was both freeing and inhibiting at the same time. That’s all the disc has to offer. There are no behind-the-scenes featurettes or deleted scenes, which I’m really missing on this DVD. I would have loved to have heard some interviews with the cast and crew. They seemed to have such a great time making the movie, it would be nice to hear them talk about it…as long as it didn’t turn into a major butt-smooching free for all.
Make sure you see this one at least once. The average American male will not have to look to hard to find a reason to own this one, but it can be a good date movie. Ladies, don’t overlook it as a purely “male” movie. Pick it up as a rental.