Erin Brockovich

Starring: Albert Finney, Julia Roberts

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Produced by: Jersey Films

Distributed by: Universal

Genre: drama

Xibo's grade:


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B+ B+ B+
Review by Xibo Date seen: November 15, 2000
Viewing Location: video Grade: B+
Summary: Just like the trailer... extended to two hours.
If you've seen the previews, you've seen the movie. It's a decent movie, I liked it, it made me feel good... but it certainly wasn't memorable. The performances were average, the story was lame (typical anti-capitalist all-companies-are-evil bullshit), so you can't really take it very seriously. But still, it's funny. It's presented as a drama but it's more worthwhile as a comedy. 

Review by tmon Date seen: February 30, 2000
Viewing Location: NYC Grade: A
Summary: Julia Roberts rocks.
I don't like her as an actress. But this film could turn my opinion. Funny, sassy, but with a conscience. Julia Roberts convinced me that she was really believing in this cause. She acted with passion and conviction. A clever adaptation of a true story. 

Review by Scalveg Date seen: April 10, 2000
Viewing Location: Nice theater Grade: B
Summary: It's a really rude, potty-mouthed, condescending, antisocial Rocky. For women.
I guess the acting was good and the plot was of high quality, but the movie is about a character and a set of events that just doesn't excite me.

There were a lot of people in the theater with little kids. If your goal is to teach your kids the maximum number of foul words in the shortest possible time, Erin Brockovich should fit the bill.

If your goal is to get validation for the fact that women can be assholes just as well as men, I'd recommend Erin Brockovich.

If your goal is to get validation for the fact that law is a very lucrative profession, Erin Brockovich will do.

However, if you empathize with people, or think too much about the story, Erin will leave you at least disappointed. 

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