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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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CastVeanne Cox
DirectorSteven Soderbergh
Release Date:  2000
MPAA Rating:  R
DVD Release Date:  Universal Studios Home Video (August 15, 2000)
Runtime:  2hr 12min
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review by . April 17, 2000
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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 …
review by . April 17, 2000
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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