In “The Happening,” a mysterious and deadly phenomenon begins to occur in the Northeastern United States, causing people to suddenly and inexplicably commit suicide. A science teacher named Elliot (Mark Wahlberg), his wife Alma (Zooey Deschanel), and their friend Julian (John Leguizamo) attempt to flee the affected areas and find safety, while also trying to uncover the cause of the strange and deadly occurrences.
“The Happening” received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised Shyamalan's direction and the film's eerie atmosphere, while others criticized the script and performances. The film currently holds a 17% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
“The Happening” was not nominated for any major awards.
|Directed by||M. Night Shyamalan,|
|Written by||M. Night Shyamalan|
|Produced by||M. Night Shyamalan Sam Mercer Barry Mendel|
|Starring||Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley,|
|Edited by||Conrad Buff|
|Music by||James Newton Howard|
|Dune Entertainment UTV Motion Pictures Spyglass Entertainment Blinding Edge Pictures|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Release dates||June 10, 2008 (New York City) June 13, 2008 (United States)|
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Countries||United States India|
|Box office||$163.4 million|