Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★★½

Took a second viewing, years later, to fully appreciate this Martin McDonagh instant classic. This script is extremely tight with some room for the actors to play around in. Sam Rockwell is one of the greatest character actors of all time while Frances McDormand commands the hell outta this and proves she’s a force of nature in facial reactions. So much rage, so much sadness and her dialogue delivery is pitch perfect. Her character is never weak and never says the “typical” thing most women would say in those terrible situations. Her balls are huge and glorious.

Oh, and the cinematography. Rockwell’s front porch view is forever burned into my brain. Makes me semi-want to live in Missouri. I just only wish this was a mini series instead though. Could’ve gone darker and possibly snagged a season 2 with that melancholic ending.

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