Starring: Matt Damon, Gwenyth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Marion Cotillard
Story: Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. (Warner Bros.)
Bottom Line: This Purell Hand Sanitizer stock price multiplier shows us how media, suburbia, big cities, countries, corporations, military, government - how everyone deals with the fear/reality of an airborne virus. Were each group developed a bit more the movie might have fully engrossed – but as it is this heebie-jeebie-fest still remains an intricate, smart, thought-provoking, well-acted, fear-inducing, germaphobe-creating and don’t-cough-in-the-theater-unless-you-want-uptight-glances-from-those-newly-formed-germaphobes bio-thriller. It’s fun…but in a I’m-glad-it’s-not-happening-to-me way.