What Planet Are You From?
What Planet Are You From? (2000)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 3, 2000
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though What Planet Are You From? has some laughs, it's too inconsistent and bland for critics to give it their recommendations.

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

Has a lot of jokes that register intellectually, but rarely does it poke you in a place where you can't help but squeal.

John Hartl

Whatever planet produced this sex comedy, it's not indicating many signs of intelligent life.

Michael Dequina

Shandling's a bland black hole that obliterates whatever trace of energy or inspiration mustered by this unwieldy film.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Bening, even in a formula role like this one, is so lovable she actually makes you believe that she'd melt the resolve of a technocratic space visitor.

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Tom Keogh

Shandling and director Mike Nichols find a funny new way of packaging the old truth in What Planet Are You From?

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It all seems to suffer from jet lag and a lame script and a bad case of crassness.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Bottom line, this is American Pie for boys-will -be- boys in the fiftysomething age range.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe


Rob Gonsalves

The movie offers not one shred of insight, comic or otherwise, into the eternal conflict between the sexes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Sigur
I watched this movie really wasted, so I'm not sure if this review is really all that fair. From what I remember there are some great, funny scenes from a… More
Brendan Nicholls
i liked this when i first watched it. It has an impressive cast and a funny concept, it gets boring after a while
Michael S
I can't believe Mike "The Graduate" Nichols directed THIS.
Cinema Films
What Planet Are YouFrom? is not about the destruction of earth nor about the inane sex comedy a number of reviewers labeled/described it. The film explores… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Weird flick with lots of Garry Shandling clones. I didn't find this music too fun. I didn't quite get it.
Leo L