Essay on Erin Brockovich and True Story

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Erin Brockovich shouts in response to lawyer Ed Masry in the film Erin Brockovich, “NOT PERSONAL! That is my WORK, my SWEAT, and MY TIME AWAY FROM MY KIDS! IF THAT IS NOT PERSONAL, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS!” This legal drama/comedy film is based on a true story about a young mother of three discovering an alarming truth about how a major company was horribly affecting the poor small town it was in and the people in the town were unaware of it during the 1990's.. Erin Brockovich is a must see film that displays empowerment and growth.

This film Erin Brockovich was released on March 17, 2000 and it grossed $28.1 million on its opening weekend which is great. It made a worldwide total of $257.3 million and $126.6 million of that was made in North America. This film was written by Susannah Grant based on the true story of Erin Brockovich. The production company was Universal Pictures, Colombia Pictures and Jersey Films and the estimated budget was about $52,000,000.Directed by Steven Soderbergh and filmed in many areas through out California and even in the small town from where it all started in Hinkley, California.
Erin Brockovich, a job-less and single mother of three children, gets hit by a doctor in a car incident and lost her injury lawsuit. She asked her lawyer for a job. she uncovers that a broke small town's water was getting poisoned by a big company called Pacific Gas & Electric and the people were unaware. Through strong relationships with the residents of Hinkley, California and her courageous attitude, Ed Masry and her won the huge case against PG&E, which made them pay 333 million dollars to the sick residents.

This film includes a few well-known actors and I believe that they played their parts exceptionally. Julia Roberts is an amazing actor and was a perfect fit for this film. Her great shape helps play out her role as Erin Brockovich and and her language and voice is great when she is being stern and to trying to prove her point. Roberts ability to talk kindly and connect to the residents. Albert Finney who plays Edward L. Masry, does a great performance, his age helps him play the part well because the character is an old white male. The relationship between Roberts and Finney makes the story more believable because the characters are supposed to be in partnership for the case.

This is a true story, which means all the characters in this film are real people. The main two characters are Erin Brockovich and Edward Masry. Erin is a single mother of three and while struggling to find a job she gets hit by a doctor in a car incident and lost her injury lawsuit. She ends up asking her lawyer, Ed Masry, for a job and soon becomes his filing assistant and became the one to make a shocking discovery. George is Erin's boyfriend in the movie and I believe is a great help in the story because he was the one who was taking care of the children while she was busy taking on the entire case. Ed and Erin needed one piece of information to fully win the case and they struggled to find it until the end. Donna Jensen is the first case that started it