A true-life David and Goliath story, this entertaining — if predictable — vehicle for the blinding smile that is Julia Roberts is also essentially NORMA RAE brought up to date, which means the beleaguered title character, a twice-divorced mother
of three with scant prospects, is a funny, foul-mouthed force of nature who always lands on her feet. We discover this fairly early, as Erin (Roberts) guilt-trips lawyer Ed Masry (the amazing eyebrows that are Albert Finney) into giving her a job, despite her complete lack of legal expertise.
While working for Masry, Erin stumbles upon some medical records placed, mysteriously, in certain real estate files. Confused, she co...