Released movie: Contagion

Movie Title: Contagion

Release Date: September 11, 2011

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Review:
Contagion is a sprawling movie that occurs in several locations around the world, and follows multiple plot lines that are related, but don’t necessarily intersect.
Returning to her family after a business trip in Hong Kong, Beth’s (Gwyneth Paltrow) supposed jet lag takes a turn for the worse and she dies in the hospital after severe seizures. When her disease quickly spreads, and researchers frantically search for the cause, Beth’s husband Mitch (Matt Damon) is quarantined before it is determined that he is inexplicably immune. The death count multiplies and so does the structure of the film as it introduces several governmental agencies, administrators (Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet), doctors (Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Erhe, Elliott Gould), and a blogger (Jude Law), all desperately searching for the cause and the cure of this pandemic outbreak.
Never mind the scares from the current horror films like Fright Night or Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, if you really want to be terrified, watch Contagion.

Director and actors

Director – Steven Soderbergh

Gwyneth Paltrow

Matt Damon

Tien You Chui

Josie Hu

Daria Strokous