Thursday, March 1, 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Rated R
1 hour 55 minutes
Starring: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson

I’ve seen this movie twice and am sure I’ll be watching it again.  The main story centers around a mother whose daughter has been raped and murdered, with the killer never being found.  Feeling frustrated and like the police haven’t done enough to solve the case, she decides to put up three billboards “calling out” the chief of police for not trying hard enough.  Needless to say, this causes quite a commotion in their small town.  This film turned out to be much deeper than I’d expected.  Besides the main story, it went into many different subplots that covered anger, revenge, violence, forgiveness, change, racial tensions, and many different areas that really make you think about the way we all live.  Everyone is “real” and says pretty much what they’re thinking, which was a nice change from some movies.  I felt like I almost knew these people by the end of the movie and that just made it that much better to me.  I liked it the first time I saw it in the theater and liked it even better the second time.  If you want an unpredictable movie that might hit you pretty hard, give this one a shot!

Library Link: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (DVD)