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 .  Academy Awards 2000American Film Institute Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards 2000New York Film Critics Awards 2000.

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.

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