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The Happening

The Happening
  • 2008
  • US/India
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: M Night Shyamalan
  • Written by: M Night Shyamalan
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley
  • Website: www.thehappeningmovie.com

In NYC people begin to inexplicably commit suicide in their droves in another of M Night Shyamalan's paranoia thrillers with twisty endings. Despite diverting from the narrative through teacher protagonist Elliot (Wahlberg) and his dull-arsed marital problems, this is at least better than the dire Lady in The Water, which isn't much praise at all.

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The Happening

19 Jun 20082 stars

DRAMA/SCI-FI (15) 90min The best and worst of M Night Shyamalan’s questionable talents are on display in The Happening, but after The Village and the dire Lady in The Water, it’s good to see Shyamalan hitting any sort of form at all. The apocalyptic…

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