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Erin Brockovich

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Producer: Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
Screenwriter: Susannah Grant
Stars: Julia Roberts, Aaron Eckhart, Albert Finney, Marg Helgenberger
MPAA Rating: R
Year of Release: 2000
Released on Video: 08/15/2000

Sometimes, the world gets rough and you have to fight back. Based on a true story, divorced, single mother-of-three Erin will not take no for an answer when, desperate for a job, she insists her affable but ineffectual personal injury lawyer give her one. Erin’s unabashedly risqué clothes and rough language, earns her the disdain of fellow employees, but she does not let that or her complete lack of formal legal experience and higher education stop her from launching a mammoth class action lawsuit against a seemingly omnipotent energy corporation that covered up a toxic waste spill and knowingly damaged the health of an entire town.

Viewing Suggestion:

Watch how Erin stands up for her convictions and uses her gifts despite all the obvious cards being stacked against her.

Ask Yourself:

- Do you think that you cannot stand up for what you believe.
- What would you expect to change in your life if you felt your fear of standing up for your convictions, accepted this fear and consequently followed through with what you believe in?
- Can you see Erin as a model and find the strength, courage, and determination inside yourself to stand up for what you believe?