Contagion parents guide


Overall B

In order to keep a dangerous virus from reaching epidemic proportions, the Center for Disease Control calls upon the expertise of a select group of doctors from around the world. Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law star in this sci-fi thriller.

Release date September 9, 2011

Violence C
Sexual Content B
Profanity D+
Substance Use B+

Why is Contagion rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Contagion PG-13 for disturbing content and some language.

Run Time: 107 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Contagion rated PG-13? Contagion is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for disturbing content and some language.

Violence: A hotel maid finds a dead body. Sick characters are shown in public. One character uses his cell phone to record an ill man having seizures after he falls to the floor on public transit. Later he posts the video. Another character walks into traffic and is hit and killed by a service truck. Numerous sick people suffer seizures and dead patients are shown. A woman’s scalp is peeled back over her face during a medical procedure. Blood splatters on the medical staff during the operation. A woman is kidnapped and held for ransom. Characters rush a pharmacy. Others riot, loot and destroy property. Scuffles and fights break out in medical and food lines. People attempt to steal gas from a car. Shots are fired in a home and robbers ransack a house looking for food and guns. Dead lab animals are shown as well as mass graves in the city. Characters haul body bags out of homes. A character lies about a cure.

Sexual Content: A married woman’s infidelity is discussed on several occasions.

Language: The script contains infrequent profanities, scatological slang and swearing, along with a strong sexual expletive used in a non-sexual context.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink in social settings. A man insists he and his wife do not use illegal drugs. A woman gives herself an injection of an untested vaccine. Other characters are immunized.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Young Children. Disturbing Content.
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Contagion is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Contagion movie is January 3, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Contagion

Release Date: 3 January 2012

Contagion releases to home video with the following bonus extras:

- Contagion: How a Virus Changes the World

- False Comfort Zone: The Reality of Contagion

- The Contagion Detectives

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Matt Damon also stars in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen movies and in his R-rated film about a man who becomes a company whistleblower in The Informant! A scarlet fever outbreak infects a young girl in the 1994 movie Little Women. And an extra-terrestrial source seems to be behind the epidemic in The Invasion.