Erin Brockovich DVD
• Actors: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick, Valente Rodriguez • Directors: Steven Soderbergh • Writers: Susannah Grant • Producers: Carla Santos Shamberg, Danny DeVito, Gail Lyon, John Hardy, Michael Shamberg • Number of discs: 1 • MPAA Rating: • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment • Run Time: 132 minutes
A real woman. A real story. A real triumph. Julia Roberts stars as Erin Brockovich, a feisty young mother who fought for justice any way she knew how. Desperate for a job to support herself and her three children, she convinces attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her, and promptly stumbles upon a monumental law case against a giant corporation. Now, Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. And while Ed doesn't want anything to do with the case, Erin won't take "no" for an answer. So the two begin an incredible and sometimes hilarious fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees.
Special Features A perfect complement to the movie itself, "The Making of Erin Brockovich" introduces viewers to Erin Brockovich and Ed Masry, the real-life inspiration for characters played by Julia Roberts and Albert Finney. In addition to appearing in the documentary, director Steven Soderbergh provides intelligent reasoning (in a separate audio commentary) for the deletion of several interesting but ultimately unnecessary scenes. "Erin Brockovich: A Look at a Real-Life Experience" is equally rewarding, offering a more in-depth profile of Brockovich and her long struggle toward personal and professional validation. --Jeff Shannon