“The system is rigged,” corporate defense attorney turned protector of the people, Rob Bilott
) vents angrily to his wife Sarah (Anne Hathaway
) in a Benihana’s parking lot, fourteen painstaking years of legal warfare against one of the largest chemical conglomerates on the planet propelling his rage. Bilott is the real-world hero of Todd Haynes
’ new environmental justice film “Dark Waters
,” a Matthew Michael Carnahan
and Mario Correa
adaptation of the 2016 New York Times
article by Nathaniel Rich
, “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare.” It begins as a slow-burn procedural and morphs exponentially into an eco-political thriller, that’s earnest, sometimes a little hokey, but always engaging.
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