The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy - The Earth get destroyed to make room for an interstellar freeway, and two beings are the only ones to escape it's blast, Earthling Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) and the Betelguisen Ford Prefect (Mos Def) They become tag-along partners to part-time president of the galaxy and full time git Zaphod Beeblebox (Owen Wilson look-a-like and Dubya sound-a-like Sam Rockwell) with the love interest Trillian (Zooey Deschanel) and my personal favorite character Marvin the Suicidally Depressed Robot (acted by Warwick Davis and voiced by Alan Rickman). They get into all sorts of hijinx and stuff. I dunno. It's terribly dificult to explain, and you wouldn't understand most of it if I told you. But that's not the point. The point is, this is a very funny movie. While not all the jokes (like say 98%) are gold, it's still quite funny. Even the protagonists getting slapped in the face for a minute is funny. It just works, like when Sideshow Bob on the Simpsons was smacked in the face by rakes over and over worked. A couple of mice being trying to perform a lobotomy on someone just works. It's all very funny. The movie is light hearted, and despite a galaxy of terribly cold people (Vogons whose poetry is worse then Jewel's, Huma Kavula...) it manages to still have a heart. You (well I did) genuinely feel sorry for Marvin after awhile for his horrible life. The special effects are quite good. I particurally liked how the Improbability Drive was used to cause all sorts of fun. It's a very funny movie. Don't listen to what the PAID critics say. They thought Pirates of the Caribean was ho hum too, remember?