The Happening

The "happening" mysteriously disappears. Three months later, Elliot (Mark Wahlberg) and Alma (Zooey Deschanel) have now adopted Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez) and Alma finds out that she's pregnant. On TV, it's suggested that the "event" happened because plants evolved quickly and they release a toxin and that it may be only the beginning of something bigger that may happen in the future. Alma tells Elliot that she's pregnant and they happily embrace one another. The "happening" is later shown occurring in France...


Continuity mistake: When the Jeep stops in Priceton, we can see its on a single land road. However once it starts to accelerate in the next shot to ram the tree at the intersection, it is now a forked road.


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Suggested correction: The road is a standard two way road that is unpainted with road markings. Almost all non major roadways are unpainted and many of them fork into two separate roads.

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Question: I don't understand why the people kill themselves. I mean I understand that the neurotoxin removes their self-preservation instincts, but wouldn't that just make them not care if they live or die and take unnecessary risks, not actively seek out ways to kill themselves?

Answer: If such an event were to actually occur in the real world, that would be the most likely scenario. The mass suicide is just how M. Night Shamylan chose to portray the event in his film.

Answer: I just thought, that because of the toxin's way of making your thoughts and actions move backwards, it might mean that it also switched the human way of wanting to survive. The opposite of surviving is, of course, dying.

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