Saturday, December 23, 2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Movie Review

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (R) 115 minutes B
In Theatres Now

Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, Lucas Hedges and John Hawkes

Mildred Hayes (McDormand) is relentless.  Months after her daughter is brutally raped and murdered, Hayes (McDormand) rents ad space on three run-down billboards just outside of her town. In an attempt to shame the local sheriff (Harrelson), the billboards raises the question: "Why no arrests/no progress?" The billboards immediately strike controversy and anger throughout the small town, especially with the "dumb as a rock" racist and homophobic deputy sheriff (Rockwell).

This film is flawed. Some of the dialogue is campy and contrived. But, despite occasionally missing the mark, Three Billboards is charmingly dark and McDormand delivers an Oscar-worthy performance.  It's fun, in a sad sorta way. 

Check out this trailer courtesy of YouTube --->

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