Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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Award-winning actress Frances McDormand (Fargo) delivers a stunningly powerful performance in this darkly comic drama that has been hailed as one of the year's best films. Frustrated with the lack of progress by the local police in finding those responsible for the brutal murder of her daughter, a mother installs three controversial billboards on the edge of town to goad the department into action. Her decision leads to a clash with both the chief of police (Woody Harrelson) and his unhinged second-in-command (Sam Rockwell). Lucas Hedges, Clarke Peters, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Abbie Cornish, and Caleb Landry Jones co-star in this crime drama from writer/director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi
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The other reason is that unlike America today, where doubling down seems to be everyone's first reaction, almost every character in the film comes to a decision point and chooses against revenge or violence or retribution. For that, someone is saved, and not necessarily the decision-taker. So rather than a constant downward spiral of entrenched positions, payback and bitterness, there is instead a slender thread of hope and light, that humans have the capacity to think and reflect on the implications, not just react and lash out (though there is a lot of that too). Martin McDonagh has written a very full and fulfilling story in the best storyteller tradition: there is a message to it all.
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In truth, the less you know about the plot, the more you're going to enjoy this film, because it keeps throwing curves at you, seldom doing what you expect but always keeping you thoroughly engaged. The set-up you probably already know from the movie trailers. Mildred Hayes (a magnificent Frances McDormand) rents three billboards on the outskirts of the small town of Ebbing, Missouri, asking the local sheriff, Bill Willoughby (an equally magnificent Woody Harrelson), why after seven months no arrests have been made in the case of the brutal rape and murder of her daughter, Angela (Kathryn Newton). This, as one would expect, sets a chain of events into action. But the twists and turns that chain takes and the revelations that come out as you go along are filled with the unexpected.
Highly, highly recommended for anyone who loves a film that keeps doing the unexpected from beginning to end.