Erin Brockovich (2000)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  

USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Jersey Films.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Excellent biography of the true-life woman who brought about the biggest personal lawsuit case in American legal history.   gives the best performance of her career as Brockovich, a single mother who gets a job working for lawyer  and stumbles across records of a case pertaining to nearby town residents who might have been poisoned by an oil corporation’s faulty dumping methods. Steven Soderbergh continues his habit of filmmaking excellence, proving that even big-budget crowd-pleasers are not anywhere out of his reach, nor do they have to feel like glossy Hollywood sellouts.

Academy Award:  Best Actress (Julia Roberts)
Nominations: Best Picture; Best Supporting Actor (Albert Finney); Best Director (Steven Soderbergh); Best Original Screenplay

European Film Award Nomination:  Screen International Award

Golden Globe Award:  Best Actress-Drama (Julia Roberts)
Nominations: Best Picture-Drama; Best Supporting Actor (Albert Finney); Best Director (Steven Soderbergh)

Screen Actors Guild AwardBest Actress (Julia Roberts)
Nomination: Best Supporting Actor (Albert Finney)

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