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TV tip: Julia Roberts as the heroic “Erin Brockovich”

A young mother of three, divorced twice, currently without a job, sees an injustice, targets the bad guys and wins. A true story of how Erin Brockovich coaxes hundreds of millions of marks in compensation from a chemical company for the sick residents of one of its factories. “Erin Brockovic” is, quite clearly, a star vehicle for Julia Roberts as a good person who embodies American virtues in his sometimes weird way. But sometimes she had a little too clever, quick-witted dialogues tailored to her body.

The effect shines through, despite Soderbergh’s subtle directorial work. But the former auteur filmmaker didn’t deliver the most experimental Soderbergh anyway, but ready-made goods; at least he saved history from maudlin and ever-lurking emotional kitsch. There was no longer a hand free for cinematic tricks. The great pleasure of the film, however, are the scenes between Roberts and Albert Finney as their employer, the grumpy lawyer Ed Masry – here the two prove great class as an “odd couple” and turn the legal drama into a successful buddy movie.

Text: Rolf von der Reith

“Erin Brockovich” runs at 8:15 pm on ZDF Neo.

Sonia Gupta
Soniya Gupta, who joined the Technical University in October 2015, continues his education life at Technical University. As the passion for aviation increases day by day, it has a great interest in technology and gaming.


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