'The Happening' Cameo: M. Night Shyamalan Funny or superfluous?: Superfluous After his widely excoriated appearance in "Lady in the Water," you might think writer/director Shyamalan would never show his face in his own movie again. And you'd be right. But that didn't stop him from writing himself a part in his latest spook-fest. As Joey, Shyamalan exists only on the other side of Zooey Deschanel's cellphone, making call after call after he shared an illicit after-work dessert with the very married Deschanel. Rarely have affairs seemed as lame as they do in Shyamalan films.
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