“Erin Brockovich” is a 2000 American biographical drama film directed by steven soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant. The film stars julia roberts in the titular role, as a single mother who becomes a legal assistant and helps to build a case against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in California.
The movie is based on a true story, where Erin Brockovich uncovers a cover-up by PG&E, which has been contaminating the water supply in a small town with a harmful chemical called hexavalent chromium. With the help of her boss Ed Masry (albert finney), Erin takes on the case and ultimately wins a settlement of $333 million for the plaintiffs.
“Erin Brockovich” was a commercial and critical success, with particular praise for Roberts' performance, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. The film also received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Finney), and Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards.
In addition to its success at the Academy Awards, “Erin Brockovich” also won several other awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama (Roberts) and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Roberts).
Overall, “Erin Brockovich” is a powerful and inspiring film that showcases the importance of fighting for justice and standing up against powerful corporations. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in the legal system and social justice.
|Directed by||steven soderbergh|
|Produced by||danny devito Michael Shamberg Stacey Sher|
|Written by||Susannah Grant|
|Starring||julia roberts, albert finney, aaron eckhart,|
|Music by||Thomas Newman|
|Edited by||Anne V. Coates|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures
(US & Canada)
Sony Pictures Releasing
|Release date||March 17, 2000|
|Running time||130 minutes|
|Box office||$256.3 million|