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Erin Brockovich (2000)

Director:
Steven Soderbergh

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Biographical drama

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Erin Brockovich

RUNNING TIME
130 minutes

Producer:
Danny DeVito
Michael Shamberg
Stacey Sher

Screenwriter:
Susannah Grant


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts
Edward L. Masry Albert Finney
George Aaron Eckhart
Donna Jensen Marg Helgenberger
Charles Embry Tracey Walter -
Kurt Potter Peter Coyote -
Pamela Duncan Cherry Jones -
Shanna Jensen Scarlett Pomers -

Brenda

Conchata Ferrell -

 

Review

Julia Roberts' feisty performance spearheads this fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable film about Erin Brockovich, an uneducated single mother of obvious resource who cracked her way into a job in a law firm and then cracked a big corporate liability case. The picture is engaging both because of the depiction of Brockovich's persona and for the case itself, which is told engrossingly by Steven Soderbergh from Susannah Grant's script. The biographical elements of the film place themselves neatly in the biopic tradition, complete with relations that start off abrasively but end (bitter)sweetly. Roberts and Eckhart don't look that persuasive as lovers, but then again, that may have been the point. And although the Roberts/Finney relation telegraphs its warmth and compassion long in advance, it does the trick. Roberts became the first actress ever to win both an Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics' Choice Movie Award, Golden Globe Award, National Board of Review, and Screen Actors Guild Award for one and the same performance.

Copyright 18.09.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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