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A real woman. A real story. A real triumph. In her Oscar®-winning role, Julia Roberts stars as Erin Brockovich, a feisty young mother who fought for justice any way she knew how. Desperate for a job to support herself and her three children, she convinces attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a monumental case against a giant corporation. Now Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. And while Ed doesn't want anything to do with the case, Erin won't take "no" for an answer. So the two begin an incredible and sometimes hilarious fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees.
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Critics Consensus: Taking full advantage of Julia Roberts's considerable talent and appeal, Erin Brockovich overcomes a few character and plot issues to deliver a smart, thoughtful, and funny legal drama.
Globe and Mail
June 17, 2017
February 16, 2018
It's easy to forget you're watching a performance.
February 16, 2018
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Common Sense Says
Legal drama based on a true story has lots of cursing.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Erin Brockovich is a 2000 movie based on a true story in which Julia Roberts plays a woman who finds her calling after working for a law firm and investigating how a small California town is being poisoned by a large utilities company. In moments of conflict and argument, Brockovich's go-to word is "f--k"; other curse words are used as well. Implied sex between lead character and eventual boyfriend, shown before and then after in bed, no nudity. She makes a joke about performing oral sex on the hundreds of plaintiffs in a case in order to get them to sign some necessary documents and shows lots of cleavage. Some smoking and drinking. Brockovich should be seen as a hero worthy of having a movie made about her, but she isn't "heroic" in the classical sense and is rough around the edges.
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- Release Date:March 17, 2000
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