Erin Brockovich (Roberts) is a divorced mom desperate for a job. She bullies her way into a file clerk position at the small law office of Ed Masry (Finney) where her salty language, take-no-prisoners attitude, and scanty attire unnerve her co-workers. But that's just the appeal that Erin needs when she uncovers and investigates some shady corporate dealings that eventually lead to a multimillion dollar settlement against a public utility over contaminated water. Standout role for Roberts who's ably backed-up by the rumpled Finney. Based on a true story and yes, the real Erin is a looker who dresses every bit as provocatively as her screen counterpart.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 131 minutes.
Oscars 2000: Actress (Roberts); British Acad. 2000: Actress (Roberts); Golden Globes 2001: Actress--Drama (Roberts); L.A. Film Critics 2000: Actress (Roberts), Director (Soderbergh); Natl. Bd. of Review 2000: Actress (Roberts), Director (Soderbergh); N.Y. Film Critics 2000: Director (Soderbergh); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 2000: Director (Soderbergh); Screen Actors Guild 2000: Actress (Roberts), Support. Actor (Finney); Broadcast Film Critics 2000: Actress (Roberts), Director (Soderbergh).
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