3 stars (but just 2 stars for die-hard fans of the book)
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Martin Freeman, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich.
Director: Garth Jennings.
Length: 1 hour, 50 minutes.
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Web site: www. hitchhikers.movies.go.com.
Theaters: Cary: Crossroads. Chapel Hill: Lumina. Timberlyne. Varsity. Durham: Southpoint. Willowdaile. Wynnsong. Garner: Towne Square. Morrisville: Park Place. Raleigh: Brier Creek. Carmike. Grande. Mission Valley. North Hills. Six Forks. Wakefield. Roxboro: Palace. Smithfield: Howell.
Rating: PG (thematic elements, action and mild language).