Well, I might be a total geek and think, “Wow! I can’t believe that I was close enough to a huge movie star to catch a virus from them… cool!”
BUT, the scenario that plays out in Paltrow and Damon’s new movie is anything, but cool.
Germaphobes, beware: the movie Contagion plays into your fears of touching public bathroom door knobs and taking a deep breath after a stranger sneezes on you. (Watch the Contagion movie trailer… only if you’re not OCD about germs!)
The film follows the rapid progress of an airborne virus that becomes deadly within days. As the fast-moving virus spreads, the worldwide medical community (including Kate Winslet and Laurence Fishburne who play doctors in the film), 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 that falls apart amid a mystery illness.
More about Contagion (in theaters September 9):
The film brings together an all-star international ensemble cast, including Academy Award winners Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet and Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose,” “Inception”). It also stars Oscar nominees Laurence Fishburne and Jude Law, and actress Sanaa Lathan.
Contagion was filmed in locations around the world, including sites in Hong Kong, Macao, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, London and Geneva.
More at: Contagionmovie.com