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01 December, 2010

Erin Brokovich

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 Title: Erin Brokovich

Tagline: She brought a small town to its feet and a huge corporation to its knees.

Cast: Albert Finney, Julia Roberts, David Brisbin

Writer: Susan Grant

Director: Steven Soderbergh

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Before I talk about anything else I would like you to know that Julia Roberts has won Oscar(2001), Golden Globe(2001),BAFTA Film Award(2001), Blockbuster Entertainment Award(2001), Broadcast Film Critics Choice Award(2001), Empire Award-UK(2001), LVFSCA Sierra Award(2000), London Critics Film Circle Award (2001), Los Angeles Film Critics Association award (2000), MTV Movie Award (2001), National Board of Review-USA award(2000), SanDiego Film Critics Sociey Award (2000), Screen Actors Guild Award(2001), Teen Choice Award(2001) for the best Actress for her title role in Erin Brokovich. There have been numerous other nominations and awards for this film, all in 48 nominations and 28 awards. I think that conveys a lot.

This film is based on the true story of Erin Brokovich, who is responsible for the largest lawsuit to date, $330 million, against a company that poisoned a town's drinking water. Erin Brokovich, a single mother of three children who is into dire financial conditions. She lands a job as a filing clerk at her Lawyer Ed Masry’s office. After working a few weeks at the firm, Erin comes across a real estate file containing medical records. With her curiosity piqued, Erin convinces Ed to allow her to investigate the connection, and she treks out to the desert town of Hinkley. And from here starts the passionate struggle and journey of Erin to sue PG&E.

Erin is foul mouthed, daring, compassionate and a winner who gives in everything she has for a cause she believes in and, she believes in getting justice to the victims of this scam. She gives her life to this case. Her family is falling apart but her sheer determination keeps here going. She talks to all the people of the Hinkley town, around 640 families take her word and believe in her determination. She is blunt and not at all sophisticated, she abuses all the lawyers and other respectful people, she knows the case details of all the families, their addresses, their phone numbers, family details and their miseries BY HEART . I am sure no other actress could have done this role better than Julia Roberts. She slips into the skin of Erin and lives it to the dot.

It is a must watch movie for a connoisseur of world class cinema.
Movies like this one, come rare, don’t miss it









11 OPINIONS:

sayedkhadri said...

Thanks for the review.. The movie has very interesting subject line, I will defntly watch this movie :)

Sadiya Merchant said...

u kno dis movie cums soooo often on tv but havnt seen it yet! actually dint like d name 'erin' for a woman...neway wil mk it a point to catch it nex time round n let u in on the feedback.....louuve julia roberts :-)

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

@Sayed,
as sadiya put it, it comes often on TV.

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

@Sadiya,
Glad that we have some taste in common at last,
So done with your exams?

Harish said...

great movie..

Devil Incarnate... said...

Good review.. true to the film! i hav watched this movie n loved julia roberts for her perfection.. truely inspirational.

Usha said...

This is an awesome movie! Julia Roberts is one amazing actress. Eat Pray Love kinda fell short of what she really is capable of.

but, its Julia Roberts. So no qualms.

I love her role in 'Mona Lisa Smile'though.

Cheers :D

politishq said...

Lovely film. Watched it just last week. Was surprised to know that Steven Soderbergh made the film.

Julia in this film, is merciless with words.

And I'm amazed how you have a poster up there which clearly says Erin Brockovich and you misspell the name throughout the review, beginning with the title - Erin Brokovich - and then even call her Erin Brokovitch.

All that said, great film!

Blaga said...

I've seen that movie many times and it's one of my favorite! Good choice for a review ...

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

@blaga,
thank for ur encouraging words :)

Divyesh Dayani said...

Thanks, Rosetta Stone