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Erin Brockovich (2000) - (Movies To See Before You Die - Biographical / Court Room Drama)

30 Apr, 2008 | Movies To See Before You Die / Biographical

Highly appreciated and an OSCAR Winner based on a true incident, ERIN BROCKOVICH is sure going to stun you with its scary basic theme, well-writen script and a truly engrossing execution all together. It’s about a single woman with kids, who comes to know that a big commercial plant operating close to a city is causing some serious health hazards to the people living in that area and the residents have no such information since a long time. The plant has been polluting the water supply and people are dying in that area due to the same, completely unaware of the actual hidden cause for their sudden & strange medical conditions.

Julia Roberts playing the role of the energetic lady getting the case, finds out the truth and stands for the people against the system and the actress is the only one who could do it in such a strong and convincing manner also providing the entertainment. She looks pretty as well as tough handling her children and the investigation at the same time. Plus how she even uses her killing looks to facilitate the research work is elegantly performed, conceived and shot by the thougutful director. In fact her boss (Albert Finny) is also quite amusing each time he feels helpless in front of the unanswerable Julia. No doubt she deservingly won the BEST ACTRESS OSCAR for her splendid act along with the film getting worthy nominations in the BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR and BEST ACTOR in a Supporting Role (for Albert) and BEST SCREENPLAY categories.

An unusual kind of movie talking about something extremely shocking and scary, revealing an ugly ‘corporate truth’, it never gives you a dull moment and in the end you are left asking for more enjoying the cruel tension on screen. Particularly in the climax as she wins the case, one feels like winning it personally and that is really an achievement for the entire team of writers, performers and technicians led by the talented director. One of the best court room dramas I love to cherish again (almost every year), just go for it if you haven’t seen it yet and have a hell of a time.

Directed By Steven Soderbergh
Starring : Julia Roberts & David Brisbin

UPDATE : The film can now be seen at ZEE5 for a subscription.

Tags : Erin Brockovich Review by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Steven Soderbergh, Julia Roberts, David Brisbin, Movies To See Before You die, Must See Movie List By Bobby Sing
30 Apr 2008 / Comment ( 2 )

The category of this film is biographical.

Bobby Sing

Yes Suchith, thanks for pointing that out dear.
It stands corrected now.


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