dark waters

 Stars: 4.5/5

The drama “Dark Waters” with Mark Ruffalo, portrays the true story that dates all the way back to 1975. This issue-oriented movie perfectly exposes one of the world’s largest corporations for knowing putting humans in danger with chemicals.

The Hulk actor takes a more serious role by playing the main lead, the attorney, Robert Bilott, that takes down DuPont. This American company released chemicals (C-8) in the waters and lands of West Virginia that lead to deaths and chronicle illnesses.

Robert Bilott worked for Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP in Cincinnati, Ohio. Once he received a visit by a farmer, who claimed Dupont was killing his livestock, he decided to go back to his hometown in West Virginia and see what farmer’s dilemma was. 

As the plot thickens, as you can guess Mark Ruffalo’s role gets obsessed with finding out what is killing these animals and harming the people. The film takes place over the years from 1975 to 2015.

Year after year, you watch Bilott and his wife played by Anne Hathaway, struggle to maintain a strong relationship since he is so invested in this case. Bilott’s health is affected and almost hinders his ability to continue on the case. With his main focus being on the Dupont epidemic, he loses other clients, resulting in almost four cuts in pay. The struggles he obtains through the years of cracking Dupont will expectedly pay off in the end.

The ending of the movie is not extravagant and does not actually end the story. The film ends with the case not fully settled and of course, I google it to see that it was settled in 2017.  

The movie is a bit dragged out however, it was all necessary to give viewers the full story. Mark Ruffalo along with Anne Hathaway, fulfills the roles extremely well and makes the movie. The script itself was well-thought-out, however, all the lawyer talk can be a bit confusing, but you’ll catch on.

I feel that none of the story was exaggerated and that made it more realistic to me. Having people who were affected by the event play a role in the movie was very eye-opening and made the movie genuine. 

After watching the movie, I instantly wanted to know more about this C-8 chemical. This man-made chemical now lives in 97% of the population. So, this cool informative movie actually pertains to all of us, all because of DuPont Chemical Company. 

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