Wednesday, December 27, 2017

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI MOVIE REVIEW

  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is directed by Martin McDonagh and stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes and Peter Dinklage. The plot of the movie is a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.    I was looking forward to seeing this movie because it has a lot of talented actors in it plus I want to see as many of the awards contenders as I can before the year is up.  I did enjoy this movie, but it's not one that I think I will ever rewatch.  The characters are all well developed. There is one scene that takes place in a police interrogation room that I thought was one of the best scenes of the movie. The chemistry between Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson is excellent. I have no doubt Frances McDormand will be nominated for an OSCAR. I did like the dark comedy, for the most part, I do think it went too far in one scene.     As for negatives I wish Lucas Hedges character had a little more to do. He plays Frances McDormand's son.  This next thing some may not want to know about so SPOILER warning I guess. I mentioned that the dark humor for me went too far in one scene and that is when there is a flashback of Frances McDormand's character Mildred and her daughter. Mildred won't let her daughter have the car. So the daughter says that she will walk home and jokes that she will be raped than Mildred say that she hopes her daughter is raped. I know it was said out of anger, but it made me go from liking Mildred to hating her.  Out of all the awards contenders I have watched I enjoyed this one the most.   3 out of 5 stars for Three Billboards Outside, Ebbing Missouri. 


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