Couldn't Stop Laughing
Ray Lee Johnson | 11/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What Planet Are You From? is a laugh-out loud movie.I am seeing it for the first time in 2008. If you like Ben Stiller and Monty Python movies, this is a pure gem for you.The plot is simple and straight-forward, world domination from another planet.I don't know how I missed it.The direction of Mike Nichols is sharp and focused.Garry Shandling,Annette Benning, Greg Kinnear,Ben Kingsley, and John Goodman are hilarious each in their own way.There are a ton of funny one-liners and it feels like a great Broadway play.There some funny lines,unprintable that are just zingers in their delivery.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
I laughed, but it's not brilliant or anything
B. E Jackson | Pennsylvania | 11/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really liked the way the jokes came across in What Planet Are You From?
Lots of weiner jokes that were used creatively and even somewhat intelligently, NOT horribly and obvious. The way the "alien" would come up to women and demand having sex with them because it was his job to have a baby with a woman and bring the baby back to his home alien world was VERY funny to me. Of course it wasn't believable in ANY way, and it wasn't supposed to be.
I'm very surprised the writers actually included segments involving the alien world, since to me, that seems one step TOO far into whacky and tacky, if you get my drift.
I thought the story was great how the "alien" finally found just the right woman for him to have a baby with, and honestly, the very best thing about the movie is the way the alien cleverly tried convincing women he wanted to have a baby with them. You see, the women thought the alien was a nice, responsible adult man looking to start a family- they had no IDEA he was actually an alien appearing on earth for one reason and one reason only, and *this* is why the story was great!
The only thing I didn't like was how the alien (in case you don't know, the alien is actually just an adult man) came back to earth- apparently the only way he can get back to earth is to appear in an airplane that's flying in the air. VERY silly.
Overall though, a unique comedy that's full of hidden laughs and great moments."