The Happening

(USA, 2008, 89 minutes)

A Philadelphia teacher and his wife abandon Philadelphia after mass suicides in the city's streets are attributed to some sort of mysterious toxin spread in the air. Dull horror thriller that wastes a good idea in uninspired scripting and handling.

Twentieth Century-Fox presents, in association with UTV Motion Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment, a Blinding Edge Pictures production; made in association with Dune Entertainment III. Starring Mark Wahlberg; Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley. Directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan; produced by Sam Mercer, Barry Mendel, M. Night Shyamalan; music by James Newton Howard; director of photography (DeLuxe), Tak Fujimoto; production designer, Jeannine Oppewall; costume designer, Betsy Heimann; film editor, Conrad Buff.


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