|Directed by:||Steven Soderbergh|
|Written by:||Scott Burns|
|Cast:||Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet|
If you're not washing your hands and freaking out every time you hear someone cough after watching this movie, obviously you don't have a pulse lol. I am probably the last person on earth to consider myself a clean freak or germaphobe. After seeing this movie I found myself leaving the room when a family member coughed. I was surely surprised by this flick. I'm surprised it doesn't get enough attention. Especially since the material is real, and pretty close to life. And dare I say...possible.
The movie starts off with people around the globe getting sick one by one, but in ways that aren't common. Originally it's believed to be a flu of some sorts. But, as the death toll starts to rise and the attention is brought to it by the public, things start to slowly go awry. The CDC is frantically trying to contain the situation, but like most pandemics, it is hard to contain.
What I got from this movie is the reminder of how crazy and treacherous humans can be in such a situation. I also liked how the cameras would point out little things such as door handles.
Also, I found myself trying to figure out what was the cause of outbreak as the movie went along. At one point I was feeling very impatient when the movie slowly diverged from the possible explanation. When in fact, it was such a simple yet rare possibility. The smallest innocuous thing can turn into millions dying and billions reverting to desperation.
I highly suggest this movie for anyone that lives in the hand sanitizer generation lol. If you're a germaphobe, you might be pushed to the edge.