Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is the most absurd (though descriptive) title of the year; the best comedy (or something similar) better written in a long time; the consecration of Frances McDormand as the actress who most accurately reflects bitterness (or mere hate); and the proof that Martin McDonagh is one of the great directors of all the time.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has won four Golden Globes: Best Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Drama Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell. And it is completely fair: it is the perfect film. A compact, deep and absorbent film that catches you from the beginning and surprises you at every moment. It does not usually happen what you expect and on the contrary, what is less predictable seems, happens.
After a couple of months after the murder of Mildred Hayes's daughter, Angela, she has decided to declare the war to the police of her village as the murderer and rapist has not yet been arrested placing three billboards on the road with very controversial messages (“raped while dying”, “and still no arrests?”, “how come, chief Willoughby?”) pointing police chief William Willoughby meanwhile Mildred is looking for his daughter's killer on his own.
Martin McDonagh writes and directs Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri that a priori, because of their theme, we could classify it as a kind of rural comedy thriller but it is also a western featuring a woman.
There is not a single main or supporting character that is not surprising in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: each and every one of them has their moments. From our protagonist, a outspoken middle-aged woman, to the mother of one of the local police officers. Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson completely dazzle us thanks to their relationships
McDonagh's script is very good, getting the right balance of the perfect mood and a feeling of unimaginable loss and rage. Monologues full of delicious obscenities and swearwords that actors seem to throw as if the words were stones.
Martin McDonagh directs an excellent job with an exceptional cast. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is amazing and startling from the very beginning. Great work. Sometimes you would hit a character but you don’t because of the black humour of the film which make you feel a little guilty of laughing. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is about accidents and people without goals in life that ends up finding the meaning of their lives. Although it is for rancour why a mother with nothing to lose put three poorly educated billboards on the outskirts of Ebbing, Missouri. This movie needs more than one viewing, and you will enjoy each one of them.
And what a great end to a must-see... do not wait for an easy one: it will make you think, a lot. What you will have be very clear at the end of the movie is that Mildred is one of the most impressive characters of what you will see in theaters this year.