THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (2017) Review
Directed by Martin McDonagh
There is rawness in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. And that is what makes the film an interesting ride from start to finish.
Frances McDormand plays a mother who is in deep pain because of the death of her daughter and what makes it even more painful is that the rapist and murderer of her child is still at large. That triggered her to put up billboards to advertise what her pain was. And little did she know, the issues became bigger than her.
McDormand flawlessly portrays her character, the pain in her is channeled through cussing, reckless decisions and actions but what the film tried to do is to make it lighter than it should have been. It’s easier to digest and the result looks closer to reality.
The ensemble composed of McDormand, Harrelson, Rockwell and even the supporting cast Dinklage, Cornish and Jones makes the film engaging, entertaining and an unforgettable movie experience. Words cannot express how insightful the film has been watching the story of a damaged woman and the people around her.
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is now showing at select Philippine cinemas from 20th Century Fox. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.