Bruce Fretts
July 21, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

What Planet Are You From?

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
100 minutes
performer
Annette Bening, Garry Shandling, John Goodman, Ben Kingsley, Greg Kinnear
director
Mike Nichols
distributor
Columbia Pictures
author
Michael Leeson, Garry Shandling
genre
Comedy, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it an A-

So maybe it wasn’t wise for director Mike Nichols to spend $50 million or so filming a sci-fi sex farce starring cult pay-cable comic Shandling. But this romp about an alien sent to Earth to impregnate a female member of our species plays almost perfectly on the small screen. What Planet Are You From? is like 3rd Rock From the Sun — only funny. A-

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