I was looking for some kind of doomer movie, not a lifetime movie. This popped up in my que after a bunch of zombie movies, TEOTWAWKI movies, plague movies, haunted house and found footage movies, etc so I expected something different than what I got.
I would expect an Ebola movie to be closer to Outbreak. Instead, this is more of a feel-good chickflick that appears to have been filmed on a budget about as big as Lagos' real Ebola budget. As another reviewer noted, it looks like the primary weapon in the battle with Ebola is peptalks and happy thoughts. And the symptoms are surprisingly simple. Some coughing, a single bout of nausea, and some discomfort and you're either instantly TV dead or you suddenly get better and everyone claps for you. The hemorrhaging part of Hemorrhagic Fever was not apparent to me. The crippling pain, blindness, and other complications for survivors I've read about apparently didn't happen. Don't know why Americans would think you need a level 4 biohazard suit with pressurized air systems and lots of disposable stuff to deal with this, because apparently, a bungalow with some beds and bottles of water is all you need to make it.
This probably could have been an interesting movie if it were more horrifying and we saw the dead mounting 12th century Black Death-style, but it was pretty benign for an outbreak of the world's scariest disease. The regular media reports from the current outbreak are much scarier than this movie. For all the folks who came in contact with the infected, it's surprisingly only 12 people out of that giant mega-slum city caught it. It would also have been more scary if the sick people actually looked sick. Other than the main character, the other infected just sort of showed up, groaned, vomited once, and were gone again fairly quickly.
If you want a light-weight vanilla movie with a happy ending, watch this one. Want a more scary plague movie? Maybe Contagion or Outbreak. I'll give it 2 stars for being vanilla and unrealistic.