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The Happening


Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley View All


M. Night Shyamalan (Screenplay), M. Night Shyamalan (Director) View All

Release: Jun. 11th, 2008
Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes
When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister? John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley co-star in this thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.
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93 The Happening
Hello MoFo's. MovieMaker here (or, as some of you like to call me, "Movieguy", cuz, you know, that makes sense ) As you all know, I only do reviews for films that I simply want to tell othe...
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I just saw this movie with my mother, expecting it to be scary. It was the most stupidest movie i've ever seen. I'm sorry if i'm offending anyone by this. It's just, I laughed so hard during a coupl...

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This movie is truely great, and I honestly don't see why people just seem to automatically hate it so much, but then again, a lot of people just seem to hate Shymalan in general for some reason.
The writing in other areas tends to be extremely wanting as the film not only struggles to keep the film going but also fills out its scenes with some rather shoddy writing (especially in the film's third act where the small group of survivors that we're following stumbles upon not one but two viole....
Like all of Shyamalan's films, The Happening has a slow-movingyet suspensefulatmospheric feel to it that gives its tension a lasting effect, and although this unique style of filmmaking didn't work with me for some of his earlier films (The Village and Lady in the Water), it does work well here as....
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