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(2011) (Matt Damon, Kate Winslet) (PG-13)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Moderate

Drama: Multiple characters deal with the outbreak of a global pandemic and the breakdown of society that results.
A global pandemic rather quickly throws the world into turmoil, and we see the breakdown of society as scientists and the various governments race to find a cure. The virus starts in Asia, with business executive Beth Emhoff (GWYNETH PALTROW) bringing it back to the United States. Miraculously, her husband, Thomas (MATT DAMON), is immune to it.

As the outbreak worsens, Dr. Ellis Cheever (LAURENCE FISHBURNE) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention springs into action, putting together a team that includes Dr. Ellen Mears (KATE WINSLET) and researcher Ally Hextrall (JENNIFER EHLE). Ellis, though, can't help breaking the rules from time to time to ensure that his fiancÚ, Aubrey (SANAA LATHAN), has the best possible chance of surviving. In China, meanwhile, French scientist Dr. Leonora Orantes (MARION COTILLARD) is dispatched by the World Health Organization to track the origins of the virus there. She ends up being abducted and held for eventual vaccine ransom.

Reporting on the whole tragedy is Internet blogger Alan Krumwiede (JUDE LAW), a shifty character whose website hits mushroom from 2 million to 12 million as the virus spreads. He partners with a hedge fund, which uses his uncanny ability to uncover insider information to make investments based on which companies they think will profit from the pandemic.

Older teens may be drawn to the film's A-list cast.
For disturbing content and some language.

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