Julia Roberts plays the real-life character
of Erin Brockovich. Divorced twice, raising three kids, she proves
that credentials and high fashion play second fiddle to hearts
Desperate for a job, she lands one at a
small law firm as a filing clerk. Then she stumbles onto something
big--a local power company trying to hide its responsibility.
This could be Julia Robert's best work
ever, which left the audience applauding at the end of the movie.
Julia Roberts may finally get the respect
she deserves as an actress playing Erin Brockovich, an unlikely
knight in shining armor taking on the corporate dragon.
Armed only with moxie and a push-up bra,
she manages to uncover truths buried in an avalanche of paperwork.
Based on a true story, it's a predictable
crowd pleaser. Well worth seeing.
The film is based on the true story of
Erin Brockovich, a struggling single mother turned legal detective.
The flashy tough talker is a crusading
law clerk who brings a giant corporation to its knees by providing
information needed for a jumbo class-action lawsuit.
She made headlines in 1993 by signing up
more than 600 California plaintiffs, a brilliant feat for someone
with no education who did something extraordinary for the people
of a small California town. She helped win a $333-million settlement
for water contamination due to pollution of ground water.