• Erin Brockovich (2000)

Erin Brockovich

Release Date: March 17th, 2000

DVD Release Date: August 15th, 2000

R |2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary

Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is a woman in a tight spot. Following a car accident in which Erin is not at fault, Erin pleads with her attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her at his law firm. Erin stumbles upon some medical records placed in real estate files. She convinces Ed to allow her to investigate, where she discovers a cover-up involving contaminated water in a local community which is causing devastating illnesses among its residents.

Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Cherry Jones, Veanne Cox, Conchata Ferrell, Tracey Walter

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Jersey Films

Distributors: Columbia Tristar, Universal Pictures

Keywords: Quest, 1980s, Office, Inspiring, Underdog, Judge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Julia Roberts marches through Erin Brockovich like a force of nature. Granted, the movie gives her all of the best lines — to say nothing of its most eye-catching wardrobe. But the actress seizes the film's eponymous role with fire-in-her-eyes possessiveness and injects the character with all the energy and drive she can muster. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Takes the raw truth and makes it jubilantly, terrifically entertaining.

  • 100
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Roberts and Erin Brockovich have Oscar contender written all over them. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2000)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)