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Erin Brockovich | 2000 | R | - 3.1.8

Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is a brash research assistant who works for an attorney (Albert Finney) in a small law office and, without any formal education or legal experience, builds a lawsuit against a utility company responsible for contaminating a town's water supply. Also with Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Cherry Jones, Veanne Cox, Conchata Ferrell, Tracey Walter, Peter Coyote, Scotty Leavenworth, Gemmenne De la Pena, Jamie Harrold, Mimi Kennedy, Norma Maldonado and Scarlett Pomers. [2:10]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A few instances of sexual innuendo and some kissing. We see a women in a bra and an unbuttoned shirt standing and talking to a man lying in a bed; later we see them kissing and talking in bed (he's shirtless). A woman wears a cleavage- and bra-revealing top in nearly every scene.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A car runs into another as it speeds through an intersection (one of the cars spins around and we later see its driver in a neck brace). A woman picks up a dead frog floating in a pond and we see photographs of some possibly dead birds. A few brief scenes of yelling.

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LANGUAGE 8 - About 27 F-words, many anatomical references, lots of scatological references, lots of mild obscenities and a couple of insults.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Lawsuits, water contamination, cancer, determination, single motherhood, using your appearance/body to help you get what you want.
MESSAGE -Fight for what you believe is right. Emotion and determination can be more useful to your career than a formal education.
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