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Erin Brockovich [Blu-ray] [Import]

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A perfect complement to the movie itself, "The Making of Erin Brockovich" introduces viewers to Erin Brockovich and Ed Masry, the real-life inspiration for characters played by Julia Roberts and Albert Finney. In addition to appearing in the documentary, director Steven Soderbergh provides intelligent reasoning (in a separate audio commentary) for the deletion of several interesting but ultimately unnecessary scenes. "Erin Brockovich: A Look at a Real-Life Experience" is equally rewarding, offering a more in-depth profile of Brockovich and her long struggle toward personal and professional validation. --Jeff Shannon

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! June 19 2004
Julia Roberts deserves an Oscar for this one. This was an excellent movie. It is based on the true story of a woman named Erin Brockovich. Erin is a twice divorced mother of three with no money. While out job hunting one day, she gets into a car accident and ends up with surgery and a neck brace. Since she had no insurance, she found herself being $17,000 in debt. After losing the case in court because of swearing on the stand, she ends up working for the lawyer who represented her by practically demanding a job from him. There are some hilarious scenes here.
Part of what was humorous about this film was Erin herself. She dresses very provocatively and thinks nothing of using foul language in the office. Most people would be fired in a minute if they acted this way, but somehow, Erin gets away with it. Her boss and co-workers often don't know what to make of her. On top of that, the audience loves her. You can see that underneath the tough exterior is a good, kind person who truly cares about the people she's trying to help.
She starts doing some research on her own in the town of Hinkley, California when she sees health problems in some files at the office. She interviewed so many different families with everything from cancer to severe nose bleeds. It turned out that Pacific Gas & Electric had poisoned the town's water supply by not taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening. Erin has tremendous warmth and the people of Hinkley come to love and trust her. The movie also shows the major sacrifices she made by having to work such long hours on this case. Her relationship with her children suffered a lot at that time, but in the end, it was all worth it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great entertainment, even if it is predictable. June 7 2004
Erin Brockovich is a real woman with real problems and a real will to do something good. So what does she do? Something good. And, quite honestly, it's fun to watch her do it.
Brockovich (Julia Roberts, Oscar-winner for this role) has three kids, two ex-es, and a realy foul mouth. When she lands a job at the law office of Ed Masry (Albert Finney, Oscar-nominee for this role), she finds herself initiating the investigaiton of a local power plant, which has apparently contaminated the water of a small town nearby and caused numerous illness and deaths. Erin keeps pushing Ed and the townspeople, and ends up being a participant in a 333 million-dollar lawsuit, one of the biggest in American history.
Besides a heartwarming David-and-Golliath story, this is essentially a star vehicle for the winning Julia Roberts, as well as an ego trip for the real-life Erin Brockovich (who gained MUCH publicity... after the release of the film). The film is not perfect: it sometimes lacks a sense of coherence (one scene ends and the next begins without flow), and some performances are mediocre. However, Roberts finally frees herself from her previous stereotype of the candy-colored heroine and Finney is wonderful as usual, and also noted is a quite moving supporting performance by TV-veteran Marg Helgenberger, who plays Donna Jensen, a victim of the contaminated water due to the power plant's carelessness. Her performance, above all, makes you glad that the good guys win.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CINE 285k-IMOS- Erin Brockovich May 12 2004
Erin Brockovich: Julia Roberts
Ed Masry: Albert Finney
George: Aaron Eckhart
Donna Jensen: Marg Helgenberger
Pamela Duncan: Cherry Jones
Kurt Potter: Peter Coyote
Directed by Steven Soderbergh/ Written by Susannah Grant/ 126 Minutes (Rated R).
While many movies have subtle and underlying themes, "Eric Brockovich" blatantly screams female empowerment and the fracturing of feminine stereotypes. This movie tells the amazing true story of a woman who against all odds and against many hardships was able to turn a court case around. At first glance Erin Brockovich with her skimpy clothes, bad manners, tough attitude, kids and mediocre job seem to frame Erin as a promiscuous, ill mannered and irresponsible mother type. It seems as though she is capable of nothing but mediocrity. Yet, throughout the movie her behavior, intelligence, courage, hard work and use of femininity help her become something even more special then she could have ever imagined.
Erin's appearance is an entity of its own throughout the movie. In the movie she is an extremely good-looking female who dresses to impress. With her breasts in plain view, tight clothes that show her curves and the way she carries herself; they all combine to objectify her as a "piece of meat", and not a person. Men cease to see her as a woman and only as a commodity/object of which to look at or try to acquire. This phenomenon is not in vain; it serves a purpose for Erin. The objectification in the eyes of all men allows to her to unsuspectingly acquire knowledge and to get her way without any resistance. This concept is not unique to only Erin. All women whom radiate these qualities are deemed a sexual prize to admire or try to win, they loose all personality and substance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Single Mother with Determination April 4 2004
By Reagan
Erin Brckovich, Directed by Steven Soderbergh was an outstanding movie in my view. This movie was about a single mother who was determined to make ends meet for her three children and herself. Erin Brockovich's had to struggle to get her job by being turned down, and everything in her life was being challenged by car accident,undependable babysitters and a house with cockroaches crawling on your food. Erin was so determined to make a name for herself that she didn't take no for an answer with a law firm who tried to turn her down for a job. As Erin persued her career with this law firm she still was encoountered by challenges with the employee's at the firm as she was not very well liked by fellow workers. This just seemed to make her want to even work harder to prove to this firm she was well worth her weight. Julia Roberts definetly played this role perfect as she was able to be a single mom but,also a very educated woman who had the will,and determination to make things happen for this law firm.
In my view I feel this is one of the best movies Julia Roberts played as an actress who made her way to the top in this movie. She had so many obstacles in the way which made her give it all she had to succeed. This is a must see movie!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
I enjoy watching this movie whenever there is nothing of interest on TV.
Published 13 days ago by Helen Hayduk
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I love this movie! It is a feel good show with a great story. Julia and Aaron make a great team, and the fact that the real people played roles adds to the greatness.
Published 5 months ago by Chrystal Goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great HD DVD
This deserves five stars because this is a great Julia Roberts movie I have seen in the movie theaters. I still have the HD DVD player for that movie.
Published 6 months ago by Kevin Barton
2.0 out of 5 stars bad language spoiled it
This movie is based on a true story and as such, it has merit. I actually enjoyed the interesting story, and could accept Julia Roberts portrayal of Erin because I believe that... Read more
Published 11 months ago by George Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Un autre fait vécu
DVD reçu en bon état conforme à l Annonce faite par le vendeur. Film illustrant un fait vécu qui laisse voir une femme exceptionnelle qui a fait de grandes... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Daniel Mérineau
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie.
If you love movies based on true events that have awesome outcomes, this is one great film to watch. It's one of those films you can watch over and over again.
Published 20 months ago by Risé
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
Julia Roberts is my favorite female actress of all time, she never seems to let me down on a movie. I think the story is extremely motivating. Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by Kimberly Daniels
3.0 out of 5 stars Julia Roberts Formula Picture
Roberts makes a lot of formula pictures...but this one wasn't too bad. Movie was a little too predictable, and I could not imagine Roberts as a poor person, because in real life,... Read more
Published on May 28 2004 by J. McAndrew
5.0 out of 5 stars She brought a smll town 2its feet & big company to it knees
this amazing movie has touched my heart. based on a true story, it was made in to a motivating box office hit. Read more
Published on May 28 2004 by Penny
5.0 out of 5 stars A Remarkable True Story
Erin Brokavitch is one of the best "true to life" movies I have ever seen. Julia Roberts gave the performance of her career in this film about a young woman who strives... Read more
Published on May 10 2004 by Ryne Williams
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