Review: Based on a true story, an unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant. She almost single-handedly brings down a California power company as she found out it wrecked the health of a local community with contaminated water.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Actors: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin and Aaron Eckhart
Genre: Biography and Drama
Julia Roberts earned a $20 million payday for her work on this film. This was the highest salary paid to a female star up to that time. Great directing from Steven Soderbergh. The script was also very well written. Just some of the themes that are in this film are Acceptance, Determination, Growth/Journey, Friendship, Power/Strength and Overcoming obstacles. The one that I think is the most important is empowerment. The real Erin Brockovich has a little cameo and appears as a waitress named Julia. I have to say that this is Julia Roberts’s best performance and her strongest performance. At the Academy Awards in 2001 she won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. At the Golden Globe Awards also in 2001 she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. At the Bafta Awards the same year Julia Roberts won again for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.