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The Happening

Director: M. Night Shyamalan Run Time: 91 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2008

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley, Ashlyn Sanchez, Spencer Breslin

When a wave of unexplained suicides causes people to flee New York City out of fear of a bio-terrorist attack, the fragile marriage of Elliott (Mark Wahlberg) and Alma (Zooey Deschanel) is put to the test. Questionable scientific theories and a love of mood rings may not be enough to get them to a safe and stable place.

Reviled by critics at a time when many were doubting the storytelling power of M. Night Shyamalan, The Happening has found some reappraisal as an effective thriller with just the right amount of idiosyncrasies to make it a signature Shyamalan creation.