Erin Brockovich Stepmom Steel Magnolias

  |  Buy to Own: 16/09/2002
  |  358 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Julia Roberts triple bill. In' Erin Brokovich' (2000) Roberts delivers her Oscar-winning turn as the brassy, unemployed, twice-divorced single mother Erin Brockovich. When she is injured in a motor accident and her lawyer, Ed Masry (Albert Finney), fails to win her any compensation, Erin's solution is to insist that Ed provides recompense by employing her at his firm. Her new colleagues do not take her seriously at first, but when she discovers a cover-up by a water company who have been poisoning the local community, she and Ed set out to win the victims a multi-million settlement. In 'Stepmom' (1998) the career-minded Isabel (Roberts) reluctantly takes on the role of stepmother when she starts dating divorcée Luke (Ed Harris). The children's real mother Jackie (Susan Sarandon) is still very much involved in their lives, and is suspicious of Isabel's parenting skills. However, when Jackie falls ill, the two women have to reach an understanding with each other - for the sake of themselves and the children. 'Steel Magnolias' (1989) is based around the lives of six women who regularly get together in a Louisiana beauty parlour to discuss their lives and the men that invade them. Shelby (Roberts) is the youngest of the group and despite suffering from severe diabetes, plans her wedding and then the birth of her first child like any other newly-wed. Ouiser (Shirley Maclaine) is a bitter divorcee, while Truvy (Dolly Parton) is the sexy, sassy hairdresser.