In what many have called her best performance to date, Julia Roberts stars in this funny and moving drama, based on the story of one woman's struggle for justice.
When twice-divorced single mother Erin Brockovich finds herself with no money, no job and no prospects, she thinks her life can't get any worse. That is until she is involved in a car accident from which her lawyer Ed Masry (Albert Finney) fails to win her any kind of settlement. With little alternative, Erin manages to browbeat Ed into offering her a job in the law firm as compensation for the loss.
With her trashy clothes and sassy personality, her colleagues fail to take her seriously, but that soon changes when she discovers a suspicious cover-up involving contaminated water in a local community, causing devastating illness amongst its residents. Erin's down-to-earth manner and genuine concern for the victims' lives soon makes them listen to her and earns her their trust and respect.
Supported and encouraged by her next door neighbour and boyfriend George (Aaron Eckhart) a Harley Davidson biker, and with the help of a major law firm, Erin and Ed attempt to achieve the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in US history...