Contagion ★★★

Yep the first thing you want to watch on your birthday is defintely a movie about contagious diseases.

Soderbergh presents a very grounded in reality look at a viral outbreak that feels at times very real in how its brought across.What the government get up to in this will get the conspiracy theorists fully worked up

Fine performances across the board from a star studded cast. with a lots of different characters in this its quite hard for any of them to stand out. The exception for me is Jude Law as an "evil" blogger who is purely there to be the antagonist for the government. with so many plot strands vying for attention though its hard to get the one standout one that you should really care about. Matt Damon's is the closest i got but suffers for not having enough screen time.