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Super relevant in March 2020
A pandemic scenario played as a drama and a procedural. I found it rather disturbing because it seemed like something that could really happen, at least until the situation got too out of control and it starts feeling more like a movie.But by then, you're halfway through, so "it could happen here" becomes a question rather than a statement. I don't think I want to know the answer. Being a movie star won't help you survive the film (again, Soderbergh delivers on the all-star cast), probably why the jeopardy works so well. All I know is that I am probably the least alarmist person when it comes to health concerns, but this thing filled me with apprehension. Brr.
The movie is very good. It's not that "cheesy american virus drama flick" I think the Director gave us almost a 'fiction-documentary' so we can have an idea how the government works and how people react. He showed various levels of society dealing with a new epidemic.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!