It had been a while since I had last seen "Erin Brockovich", so while watching it in a film class, I was reintroduced to many of its charms. I believe that this film is a really good legal drama.
The writing of this film is really good. The commentary is well-worked in, feeling natural as a part of the biopic, rather than preachy. The character development is also really good. The protagonist is interesting, the main supporting characters accent her well, and the prominent clients are developed well enough to create sympathy. There are also some genuinely witty lines that made me laugh quite loudly.
The performance of Julia Roberts is obviously outstanding. She nails the emotion and the delivery of the lines. The camerawork and editing is also very fluid, working well to tell the story.
Overall, I really enjoy and respect "Erin Brockovich". It is very visibly a Steven Soderbergh film, and I appreciate that director's style.
Big Tuna's Rating: A-
How Did I Watch It?: DVD/Blu-Ray in a class.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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