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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Movie Discussion Guide Bible Study
This movie, inspired by actual events of David and Goliath proportions, demonstrates the power of determination, the reality of first impressions, and the importance of balance.
Erin Brockovich, for which Julia Roberts won the 2000 Best Actress Academy Award, is based on events from Brockovich s life. Brockovich bullied her way into a clerking job at the law offices of Masry & Vititoe, where she discovered medical records in a real estate case file. Her investigation into the deteriorating health of residents in Hinkley, California, would test her resolve, her motherhood, and her integrity.
This study will help you discuss the deeper themes of the movie: How does Erin overcome epic obstacles? How does the movie portray the power of determination? What does Erin Brockovich learn about balancing work and personal life? What are the advantages and disadvantages of first impressions?
Discussing the Scenes *Bonus Material: DVD Scenes to Watch*
--Overcoming Obstacles: David (Erin) & Goliath (Pacific Gas & Electric)
(Exodus 14:14; 1 Samuel 17; Romans 12:21; 2 Timothy 4:7)
--Determination: Run with perseverance the race marked out.
(Proverbs 31:8 9; Romans 5:3 4; Hebrews 12:1 3; James 1:2 4)
--Judgment & Prejudice: Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
(Psalm 96:10 13; Isaiah 11:3; Matthew 7:1 5; Romans 14:10; John 7:24; James 1:27)
--Work-Life Balance: I come that they may have life, and have it in full.
(Exodus 23:12; Colossians 3:23; John 10:10)
As the Credits Roll
Erin Brockovich (Universal Pictures, 2000), rated R.
Photo © Copyright Universal Pictures
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