An unemployed single mom (Julia Roberts) becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.
MPAA Rating: R for language
Runtime: 2 hrs. 10 mins.
Details: Directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant, this movie stars Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Conchata Ferrell, and Peter Coyote. Was released in theaters March 17, 2000; on DVD Aug. 15, 2000.
Why It’s a Mom-riffic Film: Because Erin is a tough negotiator who has nothing to lose and everything to win for the future of her kids.