Rent Erin Brockovich (2000)

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Synopsis:
When twice-divorced single mother Erin Brockovich finds herself with no money, no job and no prospects, she thinks her life can't get any worse. That is until she is involved in a car accident from which her lawyer Ed Masry (Albert Finney) fails to win her any kind of settlement. With little alternative, Erin manages to browbeat Ed into offering her a job in the law firm as compensation for the loss. With her trashy clothes and sassy personality, her colleagues fail to take her seriously, but that soon changes when she discovers a suspicious cover-up involving contaminated water in a local community, causing devastating illness amongst its residents.
Erin's down-to-earth manner and genuine concern for the victims' lives soon makes them listen to her and earns her their trust and respect. Supported and encouraged by her next door neighbour and boyfriend George (Aaron Eckhart) a Harley Davidson biker, and with the help of a major law firm, Erin and Ed attempt to achieve the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in US history...
Actors:
, , , , , , George Rocky Sullivan, , , , Emily Marks, Julie Marks, , , , , , , Ron Altomare, Charles John Bukey
Directors:
Writers:
Susannah Grant
Others:
Danny DeVito, Stacey Sher, Anne V. Coates
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Drama
Collections:
Award Winners, BAFTA Nominations Competition 2024, Films & TV by topic, Films to Watch If You Like..., Oscars: Winners & Losers, The Best Films Based On True Stories, The Instant Expert's Guide, The Instant Expert's Guide to Steven Soderbergh, Top 10 Best Picture Follow-Ups, What's Next: 10 Films to Watch if You Like Chernobyl
Awards:

2001 BAFTA Best Actress

2001 Oscar Best Actress

BBFC:
Release Date:
09/10/2000
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted scenes with director's commentary
  • Filmographies
  • Isolated score
  • "Making of" featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • "The real Erin Brockovich" featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/09/2008
Run Time:
131 minutes
Languages:
Brazilian Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, Thai Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The making of - featurette
  • Personality profile: the real Erin Brockovich – featurette
  • Deleted scenes

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Reviews (2) of Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockervich - Erin Brockovich review by CP Customer

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10/03/2015

Great Movie, Julia Roberts at her best. What a pair of legs she has, all the way up to her arm pitts!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Excellent Drama - Erin Brockovich review by GI

Spoiler Alert
10/08/2022

A 'David vs Goliath' story, based on a real one and with an award winning performance by Julia Roberts. She plays the title character, a sassy, street smart single mother who struggles financially while trying desperately to get a job without any qualifications. She eventually finds a job as a clerk in a small LA law firm owned by lawyer Ed (Albert Finney). But unpopular with the other staff because she's very direct and dresses provocatively Ed allows Erin to look into what he sees as a small property case involving a big power company. But Erin, who is extremely smart, uncovers a scandal where the company have dumped a cancer causing poison into a small town's water supply and are trying to hide their culpability. This soon turns into the biggest lawsuit case Ed has ever been involved in much to his consternation. Not only is this a great character piece but it's also a fascinating and uplifting story of fighting a massively rich company whose corruption knows no bounds. There's sadness here and also anger that in the land of the free this casual disregard for human life to secure profit really happened on such a scale. Roberts plays Erin as a larger than life charismatic person but who hides her demons. This is played out at just the right pitch in her new and gentle relationship with biker George (Aaron Eckhart). The film ensures that whilst Erin is the focus of the narrative she never overrides the drama of the victims in the story. In that sense this is a first class story and a film that deserves rediscovering.

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