Alma Moore
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Alma Moore (Character)
from The Happening (2008)

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The Happening (2008)
Alma Moore: [as they are abandoned] Can you believe how crappy people are?

Alma Moore: [watching news report about the toxin] It makes you kill yourself. Just when you thought there couldn't be any more evil that can be invented.

Alma Moore: [to Joey] You have got to stop calling me. You're acting like the Fatal Attraction guy here. I feel like I'm going to take a shower and see your silhouette on the shower curtain!

Alma Moore: We're so much the same, Jess. I don't like to show my emotions either.

Elliot Moore: [shots are heard firing in the distance] Oh no...
Alma Moore: What "oh no"?
Elliot Moore: The toxin? The toxin's affecting them?
Woman in Group: Are those people killing themselves?
Realtor: You were with the Private, what do we do?
Alma Moore: We need to do something!
Elliot Moore: Just let me think...
Alma Moore: [as shots continually fire in the background] They're dying!
Elliot Moore: I need a second...
Realtor: They released it? We're not near the roads!
Alma Moore: We can't just stand here as uninvolved observers!
Elliot Moore: I need a second okay? Just give me a second!
Alma Moore: We're not gonna be one of those assholes on the news who watches a crime happen and not do something! We're not assholes!
Elliot Moore: Just a second!
Woman in Group: There were children in that group!
Alma Moore: Elliot please tell us what to do!
Elliot Moore: I need a second okay? Why can't anybody give me a goddamn second?
[talks to himself]
Elliot Moore: All right, be scientific, douchebag. Identify the... rules... design the experiment... careful observation, measurements, that's what I'm trying to do, interpret the experimental pattern, interpret... What if it IS the plants? That group was larger than ours. This thing's been escalating all day. Smaller and smaller populations have been setting this off. They react to human stimulus. Maybe people are setting off the plants?
Alma Moore: What are you saying? That guy was crazy! We have to save them!
Elliot Moore: They're already dead! What if they're targeting us as threats? This part of the field may not have been set off. Something in this field could be releasing the chemical into the air when there's too many of us together. Let's just stay ahead of the wind!

Elliot Moore: If we're going to die, I want you to know something. I was in the pharmacy a while ago. There was a really good-looking pharmacist behind the counter. Really good-looking. I went up and asked her where the cough syrup was. I didn't even have a cough, and I almost bought it. I'm talking about a completely superfluous bottle of cough syrup, which costs like six bucks.
Alma Moore: Are you joking?
[Elliot nods his head]
Alma Moore: Thank you.

Mrs. Jones: [to Elliot and Alma] So what's with you two? Who's chasing who?
Alma Moore: I'm sorry?
Mrs. Jones: Ain't no time two people staring at each other, or standing still, loving both with their eyes are equal. Truth is, someone is chasing someone. That's the way we's built. So, who's chasing?
[Elliot raises his hand]

Alma Moore: Mrs. Jones, um, something's happened along the east coast.
Mrs. Jones: Whatever it is that you think is so important that you need to tell me - don't. Just keep it to yourself. The world don't care about me. I don't care about it.

Elliot Moore: Do you remember our first date? You were so quiet.
Alma Moore: You bought me the mood ring.
Elliot Moore: It turned purple when you wore it.
Alma Moore: Then you said "that means you're in love".
Elliot Moore: Got you to talk, didn't it?
Alma Moore: But then we checked the little paper chart and it turned out that it meant that I was horny. You loved that.
Elliot Moore: I had no idea.
Alma Moore: Yours was blue. Peaceful, right?
Elliot Moore: Right.
Alma Moore: What color was love?
Elliot Moore: I don't remember.
Alma Moore: Me neither.

Nursery Owner: You know plants have the ability to target specific threats. Tobacco plants when attacked by heliothis caterpillars will send out a chemical attracting wasps to kill just those caterpillars. We don't know how plants obtain these abilities, they just evolve very rapidly.
Alma Moore: Which species is doing it if you think it's true?
Nursery Owner: Plants have the ability to communicate with other species of plants. Trees can communicate with bushes, and bushes with grass, and everything in between.

Elliot Moore: [Alma looks troubled] What's wrong?
Alma Moore: Okay, I was going to tell you, okay? There was this guy Joey. His name is Joey; he's at work. We went out and we had dessert; I went out and had dessert with him when I told you I worked late and I didn't work late and I'm feeling really guilty in case we're gonna die. I just wanted you to know that.
Elliot Moore: You... lied to me?