Should You See Contagion? This Flowchart Will Help You Decide

Here’s a handy flowchart to help you decide whether or not to go see Contagion. One tip: if you see this movie with a group of people, one of whom is very germophobic, and the rest of you have a betting pool to guess how many minutes of the movie that person will be able to take, then you should probably pick a number less than 10.

23 thoughts on “Should You See Contagion? This Flowchart Will Help You Decide

    1. Probably not, but you might enjoy hanging out in front of theaters where this movie is playing, offering movie-goers a Lysol spritz as they leave.

  1. Haha, I wash my hands after every time I shake someone’s hand, grab a doorknob, use a tv or game remote, etc. I don’t know if I should see this one. Awesome idea with the flowchart.

    1. The opening sequence of the movie — before anyone gets seriously ill — shows people just going about their daily business, walking around and touching stuff. It would probably make you run screaming from the theater.

  2. I’m notoriously nongermophic… I trained for a job that involves a lot of blood and vomit and such and it just doesn’t bother me. Coughing…sneezing…touching…don’t care. Doesn’t bother me.

    This movie made me wash my hands vigorously with soap (which I almost never use due to an allergy, it makes my hands all raw and itchy) for days.

    Also, the medical geek in me was thrilled when Paltrow had her seizure on the screen…first time I’ve ever seen a real, accurate, seizure in a Hollywood movie.

    1. The math geek in me was annoyed that the percentage of people we saw dying from the illness was vastly different than the percentage of people that they said died from it.

  3. We saw Contagion last night. I desperately wanted to wash my hands, the monkey in the body bag was sad, and the math was ticking me off. But I really liked it. I wonder, though, if epidemiologists watch it and get mad like I get mad about shows about PR people.

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