Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick, Valente Rodriguez, Conchata Ferrell, Pat Skipper, Jack Gill, Emily Marks, Julie Marks, Scotty Leavenworth, Gemmenne de la Peña, Peter Coyote, Veanne Cox
Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Julia Roberts)
Also Nominated For: Best Picture; Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Albert Finney); Best Director (Steven Soderbergh); Best Original Screenplay (Susannah Grant)
I First Saw In: 2015
Synopsis: An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.
Quotables: ERIN: What are you yelling at me for?
MASRY: Because I’m pissed off!
MASRY: Fuck you!
ERIN: Fuck you back!
And now a Word from the Guise:
I always love watching Julia Roberts knock her adversary’s flat on their asses by telling them how it’s going to be. Without her and Albert Finney, I think the film would have foundered. It would have been nothing more than a Lifetime original movie, despite its important subject matter.
Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233