THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comedic 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, commissioning 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.
This movie is another big movie I have been wanting to see. I loved Fargo and this movie’s previews gave me the same feeling.
In the end, I would say the billboards were not a good idea. I won’t say why, so as not to spoil the movie.
I will say that I was not prepared for the – more obvious to those of higher intelligence – direction the movie took. Ugly, but truthful, and in the end shameful.
Writing your own ending with this one makes it that much better.