"Plastic. I'm talking to a plastic plant. I'm still doing it."A 2008 film by M. Night Shyamalan.Something big is going down: people all over the East Coast start to kill themselves for no reason, and there's no explanation as to the mass suicides. High school teacher Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg) tries to escape New York City — where the suicides began — with his wife Alma (Zooey Deschanel), fellow teacher Julian (John Leguizamo), and Julian's daughter Jess.The movie takes a Hitchcockian approach to the horror — the suicides merely happen without explanation — until somebody does explain it: plants, in response to human overpopulation, are emitting a neurotoxin that makes a person's survival instinct kick into reverse.Compare Alive: The Final Evolution.
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