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Erin Brockovich

A movie directed by Steven Soderbergh

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Roberts ROCKS!

  • Apr 17, 2000
Rating:
+5
Pros: The amazing cast (Erin Brockovich even plays a waitress!); Wonderful script; excellent story; JULIA ROBERTS

Cons: You don't know what happens between Erin and her boyfriend concretely-- watch the credits.

This was an absolutely unbelievable movie. I saw it this past Saturday night (4/15/00) with a guy friend of mine, as per the recommendation of Dionne25. I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats.
What is most amazing about this movie is that it's a TRUE story. The writers of the script did an incredible job telling Erin's story, and Julia Roberts was wonderful portraying her. She was so REAL. I mean, with the kids, with her boyfriend, with her job....everything. I think that's the highest compliment you can pay to an actor or actress.
The actor who played Ed Masry was wonderful as well. I truly hope he gets nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe. Julia, without saying, deserves an Oscar nomination for her portrayal. However, I wouldn't count on it since the movie was released so early in the year.
A lot of people warned me that this was a "chick flick," but were entirely wrong. The guy I went with enjoyed it immensely. First of all, it's not a weepy, sappy, chick-flicky film, especially since the character of Erin is so crass and blunt. (The best line of the movie? When Erin tells her over-weight co-worker "Bite my ass, Krispy Kreme!") Men and women both left the movie saying how wonderful it was.
You know, it's so nice to know that there really are people like Erin Brockovich in this world. It really makes you believe that you can achieve anything you put your mind to, no matter what your current situation is. Thank you, Erin, for being such an inspiration to so many people.




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Pros: The amazing cast (Erin Brockovich even plays a waitress!); Wonderful script; excellent story; JULIA ROBERTS     Cons: You don't know what happens between Erin and her boyfriend concretely-- watch the credits.     This was an absolutely unbelievable movie. I saw it this past Saturday night (4/15/00) with a guy friend of mine, as per the recommendation of Dionne25. I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats.   What is most amazing about this …
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Julia Roberts reaffirms her superstar status with ERIN BROCKOVICH, an inspirational drama that is based on a true story. Roberts plays Erin Brockovich, a twice-divorced mother of three who is struggling to remain afloat. After she is involved in a car accident, she loses what should have been a lucrative settlement. Jobless and pressured, Erin convinces the attorney from her case, Ed Masry (Albert Finney), to hire her as a lawyer's assistant. She also befriends her neighbor George (Aaron Eckhart), a sexy biker whose dedication to her children appears too good to be true. As Erin settles into her job, she convinces Ed to let her pursue a case that involves the residents of a local community. Apparently, several of the townspeople have become sick with cancer and other diseases. The more that Erin investigates, the more sure she becomes of the guilt of Pacific Gas & Electric Company, an incredibly powerful corporation. Steven Soderbergh shoots BROCKOVICH with a flashy realism that allows Roberts to shine e...
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Cast: Veanne Cox
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Release Date: 2000
MPAA Rating: R
DVD Release Date: Universal Studios Home Video (August 15, 2000)
Runtime: 2hr 12min
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