From the book:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy BY Adams, Douglas

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Movie Year: 2006

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I can't imaging that a movie could really do this book justice... but this one does pretty well giving you a feel for how absolutely absurdity of the book. Much better than the BBC TV version of this same story.. it pretty much captures all the major plot points, and a fun sense of the characters. I give this a thumbs up for people that can stand the absurd.

Summary from IMDB

Waking up one morning, a British man named Arthur Dent awakes and find his house is going to be demolished. But for Arthur, the demolition of his house is only the beginning, Arthur's friend eccentric Ford Prefect reveals to Earth that he is not human and he is a alien from a planet called Bettleguise and is a researcher of a electronic book called "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Ford saves Arthur when Earth is wiped out by the Vogons who have demolished the Earth to make way for a new intergalactic motorway. Embarking on a intergalactic adventure, Arthur and Ford are joined by two-headed former president of the galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox, intelligent human woman Trillian and Marvin, a depressed android, travels across the galaxy on-board Zaphod's stolen spaceship "Heart of Gold". Where they set out to discover the meaning of life and travel to the newly constructed Earth II, where Slartibartfast reveals the truth about the original Earth, that was destroyed by the Vogons.
- Written by Daniel Williamson