Erin Brockovich ★★★ 2000 (R)
Erin Brockovich (Roberts) is a divorced mom desperate for a job. She bullies her way into a file clerk position at the small law office of Ed Masry (Finney) where her salty language, take-no-prisoners attitude, and scanty attire unnerve her co-workers. But that's just the appeal that Erin needs when she uncovers and investigates some shady corporate dealings that eventually lead to a multimillion dollar settlement against a public utility over contaminated water. Standout role for Roberts who's ably backed-up by the rumpled Finney. Based on a true story and yes, the real Erin is a looker who dresses every bit as provocatively as her screen counterpart. 131m/C VHS, DVD, HD DVD . Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Cherry Jones, Veanne Cox, Conchata Ferrell, Tracey Walter, Peter Coyote; D: Steven Soderbergh; W: Susannah Grant; C: Edward Lachman; M: Thomas Newman. Oscars '00: Actress (Roberts); British Acad. '00: Actress (Roberts); Golden Globes '01: Actress—Drama (Roberts); L.A. Film Critics '00: Actress (Roberts), Director (Soderbergh); Natl. Bd. of Review '00: Actress (Roberts), Director (Soderbergh); N.Y. Film Critics '00: Director (Soderbergh); Natl. Soc. Film Critics '00: Director (Soderbergh); Screen Actors Guild '00: Actress (Roberts), Support. Actor (Finney); Broadcast Film Critics '00: Actress (Roberts), Director (Soderbergh).