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Plot: Soon after her return from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from what is a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies later the same day. Her husband Mitch however seems immune. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must first identify the type of virus in question and then find a means of combating it, a process that will likely take several months. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic. Runtime: 106 mins Release Date: 08 Sep 2011
For those of you who are actually capable of thinking, you will find this movie to be quite brilliant and compelling. This is an excellent depiction of what a major pandemic might look like. Having read some other reviews, I've heard two major complaints: 1 the plot is too complicated, and 2 the film is not "fun" because it is too educational. I think the intelligent reader can conclude that the 'problem' with this movie is that it was written by smart people for a smart audience, and most Americans simply can't understand the finer points of this film. I have no <more>
idea why people feel films should be "fun". I am personally glad that Hollywood is starting to grow up and make some serious adult films.-Adam Rinkleff
The first time I heard about "Contagion" was on a Movie News Site describing the film as a story about a virus epidemic taking place around the world; I was immediately intrigued because the plot reminded me of "Outbreak" and I loved that movie. Lets face it we haven't had a realistic non-zombie Virus epidemic film in a long time so of course I was excited. When the trailer debuted I was hooked; First reason was the amazing cast it advertised in the trailer Oscar Winner* Marion Cotillard; Oscar Winner* Kate Winslet; Oscar Winner* Matt Damon; Oscar Nominated** <more>
Laurence Fishburne; Oscar Winner* Gwyneth Paltrow; 2x Oscar Nominated** Jude Law . Second reason the trailer made the movie look so good and creepy. I just saw the movie on September 9th, 2011 and the movie did not disappoint me. The story kept me intrigued through the whole movie, the score was excellent and creepy, and character development was solid I was most intrigued by Marion Cotillard's Character the most and wanted to know more about her and her mission but sadly she had the second least screen time just ahead of Gwyneth Paltrow's Character which leads to my only complaint about the film was its runtime and lack of some character's screen time. The movie could have been 20 mins longer with more screen time and story for certain characters. I have no problems with the ending, I know some people do but thats just my opinion. "Contagion" kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time and never let go even after the film finished. Lets just say I'm sure most people will try to keep their hygiene as clean as possible and be more careful about touching door handles, coughing, sneezing, sharing drinks, etc. I know I am going to. I highly recommend moviegoers to check out "Contagion" for the simple purpose that its a really good movie that should be watched and enjoyed. Good intelligent story, human drama/chaos, creepy tone/message/score, and All Star Cast!!Enjoy the Movie and Remember If you get sick "Don't talk to anyone..Don't touch anyone"!!!
Dazzling, gripping, and frighteningly real, Contagion is the best film of the year so far. (by Christian_Dimartino)
Some people strongly believe that America will end in 2012. I think its ridiculous, and thats why director Roland Emmerich's 2012 didn't scare me. That, and because it was made two years ago. But now its 2011, and the time is getting nearer. And now a much more gifted director, Steven Sodebergh, is trying to scare Americans with his latest art work, Contagion, and he has succeeded.Contagion's plot is simple. A woman Gweneth Paltrow has just gotten back from Hong Kong and two days later, she bites the dust, and is named "Project 0". But as it turns out her disease is <more>
spreading across America, and its up for the scientists to get to the bottom of it, and the citizens to get away from it.Contagion plays like your usual plague movie. It involves a bunch of characters, including a father Matt Damon and his daughter, a crackpot journalist Jude Law , scientists Including Kate Winslet, welcome back by the way, Laurence Fishburne, and Marion Cotillard . The genre is hard to capture, mainly because a lot of the ideas have been used before.But the film is what i'd like to call the"Magnolia" of disaster movies. The one that others should look up to, and remember and cherish forever. Contagion is more of a character study, and all of the characters are real and we deeply care about them.This is also the most stylish plague movie ever. The way the music and the mood transcend together works so well. The performances are strong from everyone, and the film is chillingly real. I may not believe in 2012, but Contagion makes you wonder. It makes you wonder a lot. Germs just keep spreading and spreading. And I hope people's love for this film just keeps spreading and spreading. This is the best film of the year so far.A
Probably Steven Soderbergh's final film for now as he embarks onto a new artistic career, but as with all things, never say never to a medium he's so masterful in, balancing art and commercial sensibilities in most of his films. It's been a long time since I've seen a bona fide disaster like movie that dealt with a pandemic although there's a recent Japanese film that didn't make it here , and most virus-like attacks on cinematic Earth coming more from out and out science fiction films. The last film I remember was Wolfgang Petersen's Outbreak way back in 1995, <more>
but that was more action-adventure with its principal cast involved in almost every step of the way from outbreak to containment to cure. Here, Soderbergh orchestrates his ensemble of stars in a very well-oiled fashion, compartmentalizing as would be in real life, each of the characters to their respective areas of responsibility, so that the film felt its scale and magnitude, and hammers home how so well connected we are these days that transmission methods whether airborne or through close proximity, will still spread like wildfire before we know it, geographical boundaries and constraints notwithstanding.It's a more documentary like approach starting from Day 2 of a fresh outbreak of a disease that we know inflicts death at the extreme and most unfortunate, that gathers momentum with the passing of each day, stressing upon the urgency to identify, classify then nullify the cause and effects. In the last decade we've lived through the SARS period as well as the H1N1 pandemic outbreak, so the issues that underline the film will not get lost with any modern audience, since the film chronicles in almost similar terms how one would follow a newsreel in getting to know about the disease, the steps taken to combat it from extending distances right down to full quarantines, and especially the fears faced when mortality enters the picture.From the get go the film promises proceedings to move at a punchy pace, with the opening montage being a very sly approach in highlighting the various ways to transmit any contagious illness, such as the common touchpoints that exist which we take for granted and nary bat an eyelid. This will open one's eyes and serve as a reminder again just how easy it is for anything to be passed on from one body to another. In some ways it's educational, yet chilling when you witness and agree with what's being played out on screen,Written by Scott Z. Burns, Contagion doesn't mince its messages about social and new media's power and reach when they go up against establishment, especially when establishment here is seen to be slow, bureaucratic even, when it lumbers along trying to combat something small, nimble and generally unknown in the earlier stages. It's also very pointed politically about things like morals and the pharmaceutical companies, and how certain countries utilize different unorthodox techniques to force and outcome, all these while under the same breath demonstrating through the different story arcs the workings of respective CDCs, how health experts go about their job scopes in the WHO, providing a macro as well as a micro look at the issues at hand to save mankind from eradication.Most will be drawn by the trailer or poster which have boasted an A-list star-studded turnout, with the likes of Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and even cameos by Josei Ho and a supporting role with Ng Chin Han of Singapore who seems to be going places these days in Hollywood, though if one compares his outing here and in The Dark Knight, he may be getting stereotyped with the roles being offered. But we'll see.And with some remote experience with dealing with the unknown during H1N1, it's fairly accurate in its portrayal of how humans react in self-preservation mode, where only a select few will step forward and be counted, with many others preferring to take care of their own first, which is perfectly understandable, such as how a father forbids his daughter to interact with friends, or how healthcare workers start to dwindle and refuse to carry on with their duties. The authenticity of human behaviour and reaction to the big unknown, some opportunistic with its unrelated looting, is something that will strike you and make you think about, since they're not as far fetched as you might think, or maybe even succumb to!Those in power too will also have within them influence to ensure survivability through some leeways in the system of a ballot and luck, and leaves some room to ponder over how those high up in the echelons of society and the system would act as well when faced with moral decisions. It is not really stranger than fiction, and totally believable in our real world, which is what makes Contagion stand out if not for Soderbergh's hand to avoid the pitfalls into making this something like an all out action flick like what Outbreak had become.Some may find issues with how neatly this all wraps up, but seriously if you use recent incidents as benchmarks, it's not quite far off in how things tend to taper down whether with or without the absence of a cure if we reference both SARS and H1N1. Its shades of real world sensibilities is what makes this something highly recommended, and especially relevant in our world today.
Most clinical and realistic dissection of real pandemic scenario (by perica-43151)
This is a cerebral movie. Many complain about having too many characters, but these characters serve as illustration, the main character is the pandemic, that is explored in non sensationalistic but still interesting and compelling way. The most scary thing about the movie is its realism. Yes, this is what really would happen if there were a pandemic. Not everyone would die, there would be no flashy helicopter drama, but it would not be a pleasant experience either. This is a good movie but perhaps not for the seekers of cheap thrills.
A Germ Phobic's worst nightmare (by jdkraus)
"Contagion" is the perfect movie to be released this time of year, for it is hay fever season. This is also the perfect movie for Stephen Soderbergh to direct. Like his films "Traffic" and "Ocean's Eleven" the story is made up of a collection of characters and their subplots, which all tied to one theme—an epidemic. There is the average man Matt Damon , who loses his wife Gwyneth Paltrow and his stepson to the disease. He tries to keep himself as well as his adolescent daughter alive. There is the government agencies who are trying to stop this outbreak, <more>
which includes stars, such as: Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, and Marion Cotillard. There is even a blogger Jude Law , who is out to expose the truth about this epidemic, but he is not all what he seems to be. There are even more subplots, yet screenwriter Scott .Z Burns and director Stephen Soderbergh hold the magic of making them all mesh together without losing the audience, nor going too technical with the biology behind the lethal virus. There are no doubt similarities between this film and Wolfgang Peterson's 1995 release of "Outbreak," but this feature focuses more on the characters. The fact that the story is told from many different perspectives makes it all the more enjoyable. "Contagion" is a great feat of movie-making and interweaved character drama. We care for the characters, and we don't know who's going to get infected next, much less die. Soderbergh captures the paranoia and the impeding world anarchy flawlessly. Some of my favorite shots are of the empty stores and airports, and the streets full of looters. If the world had another terrible epidemic like the Spanish flu, would the world come to this? I would certainly think so, but I'd pray not. The tension and paranoia of characters not being able to touch one another is more icing added to the cake. The cinematography, editing, and music are brilliantly executed too. After seeing this movie, I can't help but think of what Kate Winslet's character said, "We touch our faces two to three thousand times a day." I can't even imagine how many more times we touch each other and not cover our mouths when we cough. My point? We are so insensitive to the germs and bugs that are all around us, which makes a germ phobic's worst nightmare.My rating: 3.5 out of 4
I can see why some people might be a bit disappointed in this movie, because it's a pretty realistic on a pandemic, without a main heroic character or even action really. It's full dialogue-driven scenes, and most of the characters aren't really fleshed out.I was OK with that because it's able to show the different effects of a pandemic throughout the globe instead having one or two main characters. A small Chinese village near the source of the virus tries to survive. A misguided blogger ends up inciting violence . And a recently single father tries to protect his daughter. <more>
The way the story cuts between these different story lines kept me from getting bored, and nothing that happens feels unrealistic.So while it's a movie I don't really need to see again, it's good to experience once. It's intense while it lasts, and is a nice reminder of what could've actually happened if swine flu was actually a big deal.
With a Chilling Doomsday Scenario Contagion is a gripping and Disturbing Film. (by garethvk)
A couple of years ago, news and health agencies the world over were concerned about a possible pandemic stemming from bird flu and swine flu. Thankfully like SARS a few years earlier, the outbreaks were rather small thanks to a wealth of precautionary information and measures. In the new film "Contagion" director Steven Soderbergh paints a frighteningly realistic look at a worldwide pandemic that spread without warning, and its devastating aftermath. When businesswoman Beth Emhoff Gwyneth Paltrow , returns from a business trip to Hong Kong with what appears to be a simple case of <more>
the flu, her husband Mitch Matt Damon , figures it's nothing to be overly concerned about. When Beth all of a sudden begins to convulse and later dies unexpectedly, doctors are at a loss to explain what happened.Over the next few days, more and more people become sick and die including Mitch's young stepson, which gets the national and international disease control organizations working overtime to try to trace, identify and treat this mysterious ailment that sweeping the globe. Dr. Ellis Cheever Laurence Fishburne leads the investigation in the United States and calls in Dr. Erin Mears Kate Winslet , to track who may have come into contact with Beth upon her return to the Minneapolis. The World Health Organization sends Dr. Leonora Orantes Marion Cotillard to Hong Kong trace possible origins. As the first week passes more and more people become sick worldwide, cities start fighting a losing battle against frenzy and panic. In time the virus is identified but due to its unique nature, finding a vaccine and producing it can take several months with thousands of lives lost with each passing day. With chaos breaking loose and the bodies piling up, the authorities find themselves unable to deal with the threat they are facing and go to extreme measures such as closing the state borders to try to contain the spread of the virus. Adding to the confusion is a freelance blogger named Alan Jude Law , who has amassed a large audience with his conspiracy claims that there are indeed cures available for the mysterious virus. He contends the government elite and the pharmaceutical companies are exploiting the situation in order to milk maximum profit from the inevitable release of a vaccine.The film deftly moves around the world showing the victims, scientists and investigators and how the crisis is affecting them. It also shows how quickly society can break down as scene after shocking scene of chaos and devastation are introduced juxtaposed with the number of days since the outbreak of the virus.Soderbergh keeps you on the edge of your seat and doesn't give you a moment's rest. Characters are introduced and given just enough of a back story so that you understand their place in the film. Most heartbreaking is Matt Damon's role as a father who was watching over his only remaining child, going to great measures to keep her safe while also dealing with the death of his wife and the unfolding secret of the last days of her life. There is truly an impressive array of stars in the film, some of whom play brief but significant parts in the overall story. However, the movie's strength is also its weakness in that with so many primary characters, there were some diverging story lines with that did not get fully fleshed out.While "Contagion" is not the first film to deal with viral outbreak, it is perhaps the most realistic as it doesn't resort to any Hollywood standards such as car chases, explosions, starcrossed lovers and so on to tell its story. Instead it focuses on stark, somber scenarios and the struggles of each character is very easy to relate to. Kudos has to be given to many of the stars of the film for their understated but pitch perfect work in very unglamorous roles. Their subtle & poignant acting underscore the dire situations that their characters find themselves in. It was refreshing to see leading men and women looking quite ordinary and letting the story carry the picture rather than focusing on one individual to save the day.All throughout the film I found myself captivated and never once did I lose interest in the scenarios or characters nor did I find anything in the film impossible to believe. The film doesn't go overboard on pointing fingers instead it gives an honest and unflinching look at a scenario that we can only hope will never happen. But as the film points out, viral outbreaks have occurred all throughout history. Hardly an encouraging message, but thanks to the stellar cast and gripping subject matter "Contagion" is a film you will not want to miss.Gareth Von Kallenbach Skewed and Reviewed
Very unique take on the viral outbreak subgenre (by KnightsofNi11)
One would think that the last thing we need is another outbreak movie. But that's not the case when the latest of the genre is directed by the always interesting Steven Soderbergh. Contagion wins for this years most ridiculously impressive cast lineup, as it is an ensemble picture about a deadly viral outbreak that affects the entire world. We follow various characters like a man who loses his wife and step son to the disease. We follow various doctors who work to stop the virus, along with CDC officials who must control the spread and influence of the virus. The whole film is a tightly <more>
woven dramatic thriller that presents a lot of characters and a lot of ideas, but keeps them all in line and pulls its story off very well.It's not always easy to keep an ensemble cast straight, especially when the main plot of the film is run by subplots from the various characters and their stories that continue throughout the film. The stories weave in and out of each other at times, but often they are all separate, just lead by the same main plot of a viral outbreak affecting the entire population of the world. Thankfully, Contagion interweaves its characters and story lines at just the right intervals, forming a very structured and well crafted end result. There are essentially four main stories that intertwine. There's the father character's story, the CDC, the scientists trying to stop the disease, and a blogger who claims to already have a cure for the disease. These four stories get basically equal screen time and all serve a purpose towards thickening the film's plot. The way they work together and separate is impressive and makes for a very strong overall narrative.Soderbergh takes a very minimalist approach to Contagion, steering clear of anything flashy or exaggerated and avoiding over-dramatic relationships and big budget set pieces. This makes Contagion a very unique experience and something much different from your typical viral outbreak flick. It does lag in spots as the film attempts to stretch out certain things without doing anything flashy. The film takes a very low key and eerily monotone approach to its storytelling. It seems to choose the simplest solution to things which in turn makes it a more fascinating and much more realistic feeling than something glitzy and spastic. I certainly feel that Contagion paints the best picture of what would actually happen should a serious outbreak like this occur. This, of course, makes it all the more frightening.Contagion is certainly a film worth seeing. It takes a much different approach to a genre we thought we were so familiar with. Soderbergh's poignant direction and Scott Z. Burns' sharp script give this film a great atmosphere, and the incredible cast lineup makes it all the better. It is undeniably slow at points, but when you put in the context of a film of this quality it doesn't matter nearly as much. This is a great way to kick off the fall season for film.