The system is rigged. The want us to believe that it’ll protect us, but that’s a lie. We protect us. We do. Nobody else. Not the companies, not the scientists, not the government. Us.
It is rare that I put on a movie with zero expectations of what it is going to be like. I usually know snippets of the story or I’ve heard reviews. I also like to watch trailers. But when I borrowed Dark Waters from the library I didn’t know anything about it and I didn’t bother to look it up. I like Mark Ruffalo and I thought it could be half decent. I sat on the couch, reading a book at the same time but I was quickly captivated and it got my full attention.
Those are the movies you remember, the ones that surprise you.
A shocking true story
Rob Billot (Mark Ruffalo) is a corporate attorney with a bright future already laid out in front of him. That is until his grandmother calls. She lives in a small town and wants him to give legal advice to friends that are having issues on their farm. That seems easy enough. It won’t be…
It’s a small matter for a family friend. I’ll get in, and I’ll get out. Help a guy who needs it.
What Rob uncovers is a dark secret hidden by the very same corporation he works for ; a secret that is destroying thousands of lives.
Will he risk his future, his family and his life? Will he be able to expose the truth?
A secret that is affecting each and every one of us
Not a documentary but not far from it. I enjoyed Dark Waters because it taught me a lot. Somehow, I wasn’t aware of the story and I found it fascinating. How can you not when it affects all of us directly? I did not get bored even though the movie is two hours and at the end, I got my phone out and started googling. I wanted to know more.
Mark Ruffalo is also absolutely amazing in this movie. It is very far from the Hulk and from the romantic comedies he played in at the beginning of his career but it works. He manages to carry the complicated plot and makes it seem effortless. This docu-thriller resembles Erin Brockovich (arguably one of the best movies of its time) and it is not to be missed.
Watch the true story of Robert Billot as he switches sides and defends a community that is being poisoned by a corporate giant.
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