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Still shot from the movie: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams' quirky, creative and cheeky novels have been amusing sci-fi fans for years. Now Buena Vista Home Entertainment puts all of his out-of-this-world silliness onto DVD, so you can curse the whole universe without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 28 Apr 2005
Video Release: 13 Sep 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

To enjoy humor, it’s necessary to have a deep understanding of the culture in which it exists. How may the British humor in this movie be difficult to appreciate if you don’t understand the nuances of living in the UK? How might comedy originating in the urban United States be just as “foreign” in another land?

In the movie, one character questions the meaning of normalcy. How does our perception of reality affect the way we define normal? How can your “normal” differ from someone else’s?

Think you’re a Hitchhiker expert? Check out these quizzes on the BBC site.

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About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett

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