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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Mark Wahlberg
Zooey Deschanel
John Leguizamo
Ashlyn Sanchez
Directors
M Night Shyamalan
Screenwriters
M Night Shyamalan
Running Time
90 minutes

The Happening
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The Happening

Plot
A plague of grisly suicides strikes the East Coast of the United States, in what appears to be a terrorist attack. Science teacher Elliott (Wahlberg), his wife, Alma (Deschanel), his friend Julian (Leguizamo) and Julian’s daughter Jess (Sanchez) flee the contaminated area and gradually come to understand the true cause of the disaster.


Verdict
A disappointingly slight offering from a filmmaker that we know is capable of so much more. Shyamalan says that The Happening was his easiest film to shoot. Sadly, it shows.


Reviewed by Will Lawrence

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