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'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Hits Movie Screens

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'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Hits Movie Screens

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'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Hits Movie Screens

'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Hits Movie Screens

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A movie adaptation of Douglas Adams' science-fiction spoof The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy arrives in theaters this weekend. Bob Mondello says it's a mildly amusing movie.

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Correction May 5, 2005

This review misidentified the actor who plays Arthur Dent, the film's hero. The actor is Martin Freeman, not Tim Martin.