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Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Shawn Levy (2006)

104min
PG Certificate
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Ben Stiller heads a cast of A-list comedy actors ranging from the likes of Mickey Rooney and Dick Van Dyke to Robin Williams in this raucous romp through history. Stiller plays the patsy once again as night watchman Larry Daley, who has to run for his life when an ancient curse causes the exhibits at the Museum of Natural History in New York to come to life. Stiller does a sterling job here and there's a witty use of visual effects such as when Larry is terrorised by a T-rex skeleton or when he tries to negotiate peace between a miniature Old West gunslinger (an uncredited Owen Wilson) and an equally tiny Roman general (Steve Coogan). Meanwhile, Ricky Gervais pops up as an officious museum director who's not a million miles away from David Brent. Director Shawn Levy is not always in control of his storyline as he desperately tries to string various subplots together through Larry's faltering relationship with his son (Jake Cherry). Fortunately, there are enough exciting stunts and larger-than-life performances to provide entertainment for kids and old relics alike.

Summary

A new nightwatchman at New York's Museum of Natural History discovers his job entails more than he bargained for. Once night falls, an ancient Egyptian spell brings the museum exhibits to life, entangling him in a riotous struggle to restore peace and order before the sun rises and visitors arrive. Fantasy comedy, starring Ben Stiller, Dick Van Dyke, Robin Williams, Carla Gugino and Ricky Gervais.

Cast & Crew

Larry Daley Ben Stiller
Rebecca Carla Gugino
Cecil Dick Van Dyke
Gus Mickey Rooney
Reginald Bill Cobbs
Nick Daley Jake Cherry
Dr McPhee Ricky Gervais
Theodore Roosevelt Robin Williams
Octavius Steve Coogan
Attila the Hun Patrick Gallagher
Erica Daley Kim Raver
Jedidiah Owen Wilson
Director Shawn Levy
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 26 Dec 2006

Comedy Drama

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