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Erin Brockovich (2000)
Studio: Universal/MCA
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Product Details
  • Starring: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney
  • Director: Steven Soderbergh
  • Format: Color, Closed-captioned, NTSC
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Universal/MCA
  • Video Release Date: August 13, 2023
  • Running Time: 132
  • Language: E (E), O (O)
  • ASIN: B00003CXFU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 Based on 276 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 8326

Customer Reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Well worth seeing, Mar 20, 2023
There still ARE people like Erin Brockovich who care about others in this world, and who are willing to put themselves on the line to try to make a difference, and if you aren't inspired & warmed (& entertained) by this tale, you must be comatose.

I know what I'm talking about because I once went on a similar crusade with the legal system to try to help some teenagers I didn't initially know from Adam, and I got all the flack, mistrust, etc. that Erin got. When I saw this movie, everything rang true - that's how it really happens in life.

Our whole family watched this DVD together (we have daughters in junior high & high school) and despite the language and "R" rating, I think it was excellent for them to get such a realistic look at the world's problems & such a positive message about the impact we as individuals can have when we take a stand on something.

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

2Asking for movies/DVDs for the whole family, Mar 3, 2023
It is such a waste! That's the first thing that came to mind after watching this DVD. Why? Because for a movie with such a good story line, it was fouled by Julia Robert's cursings, swearings etc. You may call me a prude, that's alright. But definitely to purchase a DVD for keeps and where the whole family can watch, this DVD is definitely out for me. In this day and age of the DVD, and not just movie theaters alone, it would be real nice for producers, directors, script writers etc. to realize that the money is to be made too through the sale of DVDs where the whole family can watch.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

4Hmmm..., Jan 23, 2023
Julia Roberts is winsome and not at all cloying in this *Silkwood* meets *Love Canal* meets *Marie* meets *Pretty Woman* extravaganza. In fact, I'd almost admit I'm beginning to like her, now that I've gotten past all the years of oppressive hype. But it's not her fault. She seems like a genuinely nice woman who is growing up to be a competent actress. And *Erin Brockovich* supplies her with just the kind of role that the world like's to see her in - beleaguered but with spunk (an often repellant combination). She plays the real-life whistle-blower of the title (the real Erin has a role as a waitress in the movie), and proves she's a real actress by following the time-honored path beaten by Hollywood actresses since time immemorial - playing white trash. But, of course, she's white trash with a heart of gold, who cares only about taking care of her three children, and finding justice in the world. With her bra showing most of the time, and her New Jersey-deluxe hair, she actually does a credible job of it, and that's where it's possible to develop compassion for her character. And thank God for that - for without her, there's little else memorable about this movie that makes it any different than the kind of movies made for the Lifetime channel. Finney is excellent as her boss, and the handsome Latham is wasted as the boyfriend when the love story just kind of fizzles out. Many say it's the best work Roberts has done. I wouldn't know. But, I'm always a sucker for seeing the little guy win against the behemoth powers-that-be, and even though it's been done over and over again (*A Civil Action* ring any bells? *Norma Rae*?)

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

4It's not only Julia Roberts to take care of, Jan 11, 2023
I think there are two aspects that are present all along the film. One of them is, of course, Julia Roberts. Her acting could be somewhat annoying as she is in almost every scene: her bad-temperament, her mini-clothes and lots of her clich├ęs are present in the more than two hour length of the film.

The second aspect is the horrible hot and yellowish tone of all scenes, even when at night. When the movie finished I thought I have been watching some documental in the desert or the African savannah!

Well, the movie is well oriented. It is easy to have a real testimony to make your film and watching the extras (which alone would be rated 5) you find the film is a lovely story of struggle and desperation with a more-than-happy ending. If the story was not true, it was almost impossible to believe attorney Ed Masry had a great heart and a good eye to keep with Erin Brockovich.

Albert Finney is rescued from the past. It's more than 40 years he made a success with Tom Jones and in the last few years had only made several TV film appearances. Good job and great similarity to the real Masry!

Roberts makes a good acting but the movie is worth to watch for the story itself.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Great Movie and Excellent DVD, Dec 31, 2022
I was surprised to discover how good this DVD is, including story and production of the movie itself, most of the acting - not all but most - is good, the DVD quality is excellent, and the extras on the DVD are interesting. It is not a great epic movie but it does the job of telling the story of the contaminated water, the impact on the victims, and the struggle - all in an entertaing fashion and with a human touch - to get a legal judgement of $400 million against PG&E.;

As most people know the plot is based on a real story and there is a close resemblance between Roberts (in the movie) and Brokovitch in real life. The plot is excellent and it is fascinating to see the way the story unfolds and the interaction with her boss - played by Finney - through the legal proceedings. Finney's character builds slowly through the movie and in the end he is sharing the spotlight with the energetic Roberts.

The DVD is excellent. The extras include the normal collection of deleted scenes and production shots as we see in other movies, but also we see a special section with an interview of Erin herself, and she repeats her story. That seems to add a lot to the DVD after one views the movie.

All in all a surprisingly good movie and DVD. Highly recommend.


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