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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Review

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In a small town in Missouri, Mildred (McDormand) takes out advertising on three billboards that ask the local police chief why there have been no arrests in the case of the rape and murder of her daughter. Itโ€™s a small act of defiance, and yet it has some big repercussions.

From the writer/director of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh, itโ€™s a fine return to form for a man whose films tend to have serious tones, violence and yet also humour and some heart felt moments. Taking on the subject of small town America, of incompetent police, dysfunctional family relationships and of course, the deep sadness of losing a child to violence, this film could have been a very different story in the hands of someone else. Because whilst it explores the grief of Mildred, it focuses on her strength and her ability to act, her toughness andโ€ฆ

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6 thoughts on “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Review”

  1. Agreed and all well, better than well, if it weren’t for the last 10 minutes. The ending was not just unsatisfying, but also angry-making (if you’re not American especially). You have too many guns to make decisions for you. Other than that, I love them all.

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  2. Hmm, interesting and with the other movies the director made as well as this cast, and coupled with your review I really want to see this one now. Hope you are doing okay, and just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas as well. Enjoy it! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Definitely will let you know as soon as I have watched it ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you so much, I hope your new year will be every bit as amazing with only good and nice things happening for you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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