Erin Brockovich Stepmon My Best Friend's Wedding

11/10/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 11/10/2004
  |  346 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Triple bill of films starring Julia Roberts. In 'Erin Brockovich' (2000), which is based on a true story, Roberts plays Brockovich, a brassy, unemployed, twice-divorced single mother. When she is injured in a motor accident and her lawyer, Ed Masry (Albert Finney), fails to win her any compensation, her solution is to insist that Ed provides recompense by employing her at his firm. Erin's 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. Roberts won an Oscar for her performance in the title role, and the real Erin Brockovich also appears briefly in the film as a waitress. In 'Stepmom' (1998), the career-minded Isabel (Roberts) reluctantly takes on the role of stepmother when she starts dating divorcé 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. In the romantic comedy 'My Best Friend's Wedding' (1997), Julianne Potter (Roberts) has just realised that she is in love with her best friend Michael O'Neal (Dermot Mulroney), but there's a problem: Michael has recently announced his up-coming marriage to the hare-brained Kimmy (Cameron Diaz). Enlisting the help of her gay friend George Downes (Rupert Everett), Julianne resolves to sabotage Michael's big day and win him back for herself. But when Kimmy turns out to be such a kind and likeable person, Julianne wonders if she's doing the right thing after all.