What Planet Are You From?
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Garry Shandling makes his big-screen debut as a leading man in this sci-fi romantic comedy. Harold (Shandling) is an alien from another galaxy sent to Earth on a vital mission: in order to ensure that his civilization will prevail, Harold must impregnate an Earth woman. But he discovers that this is more easily said than done, as he quickly gets a crash course in the arcane rituals of the human courtship process. What's worse, just when Harold thinks he's making progress in Earthbound seduction, he discovers that the males of his planet don't physically interface properly with… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Has a lot of jokes that register intellectually, but rarely does it poke you in a place where you can't help but squeal."
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"Thirteen year-old boys would love the film if they could get into this R-rated picture."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Shandling's a bland black hole that obliterates whatever trace of energy or inspiration mustered by this unwieldy film."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"...what are Mike Nichols and Annette Bening doing here?"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"One of the most honest comedies I can remember ... connected with my unusual sense of humor."
‑ Blake French, NutzWorld
"Bottom line, this is American Pie for boys-will -be- boys in the fiftysomething age range."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"The only eruption this movie evokes is a loud yawn."
‑ Gary Schwan, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"It all seems to suffer from jet lag and a lame script and a bad case of crassness."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There are some amusing cameos and small parts and a number of very good one liners, but by god, this is really a shame."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"What Planet Are You From? should have been funnier."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"If you're making a movie about a man who has a strange noise coming from his pants, you should cast an actor who looks different when it isn't."
‑ Roger Ebert, At the Movies
"The movie offers not one shred of insight, comic or otherwise, into the eternal conflict between the sexes."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Lightweight material to be sure, but it's fun just the same."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"You walk out remembering the humming noise in Harold's pants and not much else."
‑ Steve Simels, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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