Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TCP: Girl Power

This week's theme of Tuesday Couch Potatoes hosted by Kikamz of Just About Anything, is about Girl Power. I am featuring here Erin Brockovich. Indeed the movie shows how powerful Erin can be. Can you imagine going against one of the biggest energy company? Going against them is really tough but winning is another story.

Erin Brockovich is a 2000 drama film which dramatizes the story of Erin Brockovich's first fight against the American West Coast energy giant Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and starred Julia Roberts, who won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors' Guild Award and BAFTA for Best Actress. It is based on a true story and the real Erin Brockovich has a cameo appearance as a waitress named Julia.

Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her lawfirm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation.

This is the REAL Erin Brockovich. You can check her current work, her story and more at her website.


Mama Ko said...

One of the great movie i have seen. Been watching this many times. Nice pick mamilu.

kathy said...

That's one of my favorite movies sis! Julia Roberts fan kaya ako.. hehehe


kikamz said...

one of the best julia roberts movies i have ever seen. she really portrayed the role of erin pretty well here, right? love this movie also for it's environmental theme.

thanks for joining this week momi lu. nxt week, courtroom drama movies tayo. till then, take care and happy tcp! hugsy!

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