Director Steven Soderbergh is canny enough to keep things subtle, letting us connect to Erin without getting drenched in emotional overkill.
When their water supply is contaminated the entire community falls ill. I might soon upgrade to an under-sink model. We begin to realize the fall of the American Dream. The F-word is in every other sentence of Erin's at different points in the movie, and other words are liberally sprinkled about.
Roberts's title character starts the film as a down-on-her-luck mother of three with no jobs and fewer prospects. Instead, from the first frame, they never allow the conventions of the genre to interfere with their character study -- as portrayed in the movie, Brockovich is flawed, uncompromising, and often infuriating and her story is richer for it.
Her risque wardrobe accenting the cleavage that inspired a lot of guys to join their women for this film and up-front manner endears her to nobody, and quicker than you can say "Mary Reilly sucked" she's up to her ears in interoffice tension. The power of Erin Brockovich's focus on doing what she thought was right and her natural instinct to use guerilla tactics to get otherwise unobtainable results, is one of the movie's important themes.
It is a real eye-opener. They own homes, they have land, and happy families. But Roberta Walker was the main inspiration. Science Mar 13, 2: And some of the dialogue tends to pander: Some of that is dramatized in conventional ways yes, there are montagesbut much of it comes across in the moments the filmmakers choose to use in those interviews with potential plaintiffs, less big pronouncements than small talk and chit-chat.
She inhabits the role completely, and while you never forget that it's a movie star on the screen, you're reminded that Brockovich is indeed a real person, with all the complexities that that entails.
DVD Verified Purchase I love this movie because it is a sotry of someone who worked against tremendous odds and made a success of herself by discovering the gifts she had and never realized. I am a big proponent of tap water.
But that's part of the pleasure the film takes in its leading character, and its leading lady, and both are understandable. Soderbergh did not do an audio commentary for that original disc and that's not remedied herethough he does offer up a fine commentary for the collection of Deleted Scenes The story of Erin Brockovich is the kind of inspirational underdog tale Hollywood adores.
Should we apply the same burden of proof to chemicals that are widely used by industry, which all too frequently poison our wells. Her savvy street smarts, passion and lack of pretension were instrumental in opening the tightly closed doors hiding a real-life horror story.
But when she finds medical records and blood samples in an otherwise innocuous real estate file, her instincts send her looking for answers There is none of the experimentation of The Limey, or even the non-linear leaps of Out of Sight. Even though this movie was very good, it still received some negative comments and reviews by some critics.
The Movie Erin Brockovich played by the biggest female star ever can be a real bitch. Her time spent doing that, however, puts some strain on her relationship with her children and her boyfriend who she apparently sleeps with. You might remember the woman who gets a big check at the end of the movie after the down-on-her-luck, crusading legal assistant has brought a giant utility to its knees for polluting the groundwater beneath the tiny desert town half way between L.
Turns out it is. Need I say that I didn't ask for my money back when Erin Brockovich was over. It is a shame that we cannot be more confident about the water that flows into our homes. The movie also made it clear that Erin Brockovich's Don Quixote-like quest to help the people of Hinkley also enabled her to reinvent her own life for the better.
It becomes a fascinating portrait of a modern man who might not be quite as progressive as he'd like to be. Eventually, however, he gets tired of her long absences.
Erin Brockovich was wound so tightly, I half expected her to spontaneously explode. After getting smashed in her car in a technically terrific sceneshe tries to get a settlement in court with the help of Ed Masry Albert Finneya blue-collar lawyer.
Erin Brockovich is a American biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia Roberts, who fought against the energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).
Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is a woman in a tight spot. Following a car accident in which Erin is not at fault, Erin pleads with her attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her at his law firm.
Erin stumbles upon some medical records placed in real estate files. An exhilarating tale about a woman discovering her full potential and running with it, “Erin Brockovich” is everything that “inspirational” true-life stories should be and rarely are.
Erin Brockovich (Roberts) is a single mother of three who, after losing a personal injury lawsuit, asks her lawyer, Ed Masry (Albert Finney), if he can help her find a job%. Erin Brockovich-Ellis, an environmentalist and legal advocate who came to fame in when Julia Roberts played her in a movie about her life, has quietly ended her drunken boating case.
Erin Brockovich is paced leisurely, but there's not a wasted moment. By the time it arrives at its pre-ordained conclusion, it's clear just how hard-won the victory has been, a battle entertainingly and respectfully conveyed without once falling back on an unearned cliché.A review of the movie erin brockovich