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Erin Brockovich (2000)

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Much will be made of Julia Roberts's wardrobe inErin Brockovich--a brash parade of daring hemlines and Wonderbra confidence. Roberts is unabashedly sexy in the title role of this fact-based comedy-drama, but she and director Steven Soderbergh are far … see full wiki

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Who to Believe? What to Believe?

  • Sep 1, 2000
As is so often the case with a film based on a real person, this film continues to be at the center of controversy. I have no idea how "true" its screenplay is and now comment on the film itself. First off, I think Roberts's acting is solid but hardly worthy of the lavish praise it has received. True, it's hard not to notice her but she is hardly in the same league with Field and Streep who portrayed similar characters. Albeit less photgenic and certainly less energetic, Albert Finney (as Ed Masry) does much the better job. Given the tragic and potentially tragic circumstances presented in the film, I expected them to be the primary source of tension rather than whether or not Erin will get a job, win the lawsuit after the automobile accident, etc. As is, the film's priorities seem to suggest that Erin's sense of self-worth is more important than a cancer which has killed or will kill less glamorous folk. I enjoyed the movie. I wish I could admire it more.

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