Saturday, February 24, 2018
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Mildred Hayes is upset, her teenage daughter has been killed and the local police seem to be doing nothing about finding the murderer. So she uses three old billboards on a rural road to advertise her frustration and from there the story truly starts as the impact of her decision causes friction around town.
I am not one to watch a movie just because of the award nominations, but the three from this movie deserve the oscar buzz. Frances McDormand is truly outstanding in the lead role and Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell are pretty steller too. This story is full of violence and swearing, and even though the story is very much a drama it does have its comedic moments and somehow it rides the balance of offensive and amusing at the same time. I certainly didn't nod of in this one. 5/5