Contagion Hits Top 10 on iTunes Movie Chart Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Speaking of the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak, the exceptionally well written and directed Steven Soderbergh movie Contagion has hit the top 10 on iTunes as people become interested in learning about a potential pandemic:

A woman, played by Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, returns home to Minnesota from a business trip in Hong Kong. Though she exhibits fatigue and cold-like symptoms, she dismisses it as jet lag. Within 24 hours, she's dead, alongside her young son. Her husband, played by Matt Damon, is somehow immune and survives.

Thus begins Steven Soderberg's 2011 movie Contagion. Over the next hour and 46 minutes, the movie tracks what happens when a deadly China-born virus goes global and leads to mass chaos as epidemiologists race to find a vaccine.

On Tuesday, the thriller rocketed to No. 10 on the iTunes movie rental chart, where it shares space with such of-the-moment titles as Joker (No. 1), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (No. 3), Parasite (No. 4) and Hustlers (No. 8).

Notwithstanding the literal batshit craziness known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, Contagion is an outstanding movie. The pacing is amazing, and the story is entirely believable. Even if this outbreak had not occurred I would be recommending this movie.