Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Contagion - Movie Review

Contagion (PG-13) 105 minutes B
Shaking the Disease

Starring Laurence Fishburne, Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jennifer Ehle and Gwyneth Paltrow

Who ever decided to release this film right before cold and flu season is a genius.  I think about Contagion every time I touch a public door handle, faucet, elevator button, etc...  This smart, creepy, contagious disease thriller will make you want to smack anyone in close proximity who doesn't cover their sneeze.

I didn't find a lot of engaging characters here, and RW is right when she said, "it sorta has a TV movie feel to it."  But nevertheless, Soderbergh continues to be a favorite, and one of the most intriguing filmmakers around.  I hope to god that nothing like this ever happens.  Scary stuff!

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