Whether you Netflix or matinee, movies provide a cheap, albeit fleeting, diversion fromyour monetary woes. The following movies offer valuable lessons that are gleaned from avariety of sources, ranging from single mothers to stockbrokers to soulless salesmen. Asnecessity is the mother of invention, there’s no better time than the present to learn a fewlessons from the silver screen.
Erin Brockovich is based on the true story of a woman who fought the bad guys and won- $333 million dollars to be exact. Julia Roberts stars as the broke, jobless, twice-divorced mother of three, who takes a job at a ho-hum law firm. While working at the firm, Brockovich discovers a cover-up involving contaminated water in a local community that has caused devastating illness among its residents. She decides to personally investigate the case and goes on to receive the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in US history.