Movie info from RT:
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.
Here are my thoughts:
- what a wonderful movie this is. It’s the perfect balance of dark comedy which reflects effectively various human nature.
- Every single actor was perfect – PERFECT!- for his or her role. Frances McDormand was EVERYTHING!
- This might not be the a Best Picture material, but of all the nominees, this one was among those I thoroughly enjoyed watching.
- It was incredibly funny, witty and smart, and at the same time, really, really dark. It’s really hard to find the perfect balance between the too, and this movie pretty much nailed it.
The Post and Dunkirk is still on the top of my Best Picture list, but thank you, Martin McDonagh, for bringing this movie to this world. It was indeed a delight to watch.