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When Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) accepts a job as a security guard at the Museum, he has no idea how exciting the night shift can be until the lights go off and the statues, miniature models and a T-rex skeleton come to life. Now the man desperate for employment is desperately trying to survive on his wits, knowledge of history and scanty diplomacy skills.
Why Is Night at the Museum Rated PG?
Night at the Museum is rated PG for mild action, language and brief rude humor.
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Spend a night at this museum and you’ll be sure to see plenty of silly antics, slapstick violence and moments of mild peril. These include warring factions, stalking animals, brawls, shootings, sword fights, explosions, vehicle crashes, and the effects of an Egyptian curse. A couple of deaths are implied, a wax dummy is seriously injured when he is cut in half, and scrapes and bruises are shown. In a comedic fashion, a character is tied to a railroad track, shot with poisonous darts and mentally tormented. A few sexual innuendos are spoken, along with a couple of mild profanities and some terms of deity that are used as expletives.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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DVD Release Date: 24 April 2007
Night at the Museum comes to DVD in either a Single Disc Version (wide or full screen) or a 2-Disc Special Edition (wide screen). Both options offer commentaries by director Shawn Levy and by screenwriters Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. But if you’re willing to pay the extra admission on the two-disc edition, you’ll get the movie wrapped in a cool, Three-D package plus an archive of bonus extras. These include deleted and extended scenes (with optional commentary by director Shawn Levy), an alternate opening scene, a blooper reel, and theatrical trailers. There is a collection of featurettes too, such as Directing 101, Bringing the Museum to Life, Acting with Nothing, Monkey Business, Building the Museum, Historical Threads (a look at the costumes), The Making of Night at the Museum, and a storyboard comparison (introduced by Shawn Levy). And if that’s not enough, there are also two DVD-ROM games, Explorer and Reunite with Rexy. Whatever you chose, Night at the Museum‘s audio track will be presented in English (Dolby Surround 5.1 DTS), French (Dolby Surround) and Spanish (Dolby Surround), with subtitles in English and Spanish.