Another recent addition to my movie watching escapades which brings me to the review of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and one of the prime reasons why I wanted to watch it was because it made a lot of “noise” during the academy awards which always gets me interested. The movie has loads of dark humour coupled with noteworthy performances from the actors in question and also seeks to make a statement of the cliches/procedures of American society.
|Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri|
The movie is about the inaction of the authorities after the murder of the daughter of Mildred played by Frances McDormand who puts up three billboards at the entrance of the town questioning the inaction and more importantly the town’s sheriff played by Woody Harrelson who is caught up in procedural matters and is at pains to come up with the justification. He then involves Dixon on the case who is a typical Mamma’s boy with a penchant for violence and what eventually transpires in the movie.
Not your typical popcorn flick but a hard-hitting drama that tries to get to the bottom of the underlying psychology in the American space and does not make any bones about it. One time watch for sure.