Heroes do not always wear capes or masks. They are sometimes ordinary people who see an injustice and take up the fight for those who cannot.
In 1993, Erin Brockovich was just a single mother trying to do her best to get by and care for her kids. Hired by lawyer Edward L Masry to work as a legal assistant in his firm, she discovered that the water in Hinkley, California was contaminated. Advising her boss to take the case, they would expose the reason for the contamination and the reason why area residents were getting sick.
In 2000, a film with Julia Roberts in the starring role, told Erin’s story. At the beginning of the film, Erin is an unemployed single mother who is desperate for a job. Then her luck changes when after being hit by a car, when she convinces her lawyer Edward L Masry (Albert Finney) to allow her to work off what would have been her bill. She starts off as a woman who is barely hanging by the skin of her teeth and ends up taking down a billion dollar corporation.
Julia Roberts deserved the Oscar for this role. Erin is an every woman. She is a mother trying to survive. She is trying to find a job to feed her kids. Most importantly, she becomes a hero who proves once more that David can take down Goliath.
I absolutely recommend this film.