Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | Film Review
Hey Guys x
This is the first film I'm reviewing that's an Oscar contender (aside from Get Out back in April), which means that Awards Season is truly upon us!
Anyway, I'm gonna get on with the film review because I have a lot to say!
This film is about a woman called Mildred Hayes. At the start of the film, her daughter had been murdered 7 months previous. Disillusioned with the fact that the police department haven't managed to find her killer, she decides to move them along. To do this, she puts up three billboards with messages inspired to make the police stick to their current task - finding her daughter's killer. However, with one of the messages targeting the highly revered chief of police, her billboards become a very significant problem for everyone in town. But who's to blame? The chief, his immature, racist second-in-command, or the woman that made everything worse by trying to make it better?
I LOVED THIS FILM.
Loads of people have been saying good things about it, and those good things are a hundred percent true. This film packs a punch that you still feel in your gut after you leave the cinema.
The performances were amazing, every single actor and actress was great in their designated role and they really made the film as impactful as it was. Obviously the biggest shoutouts go to the three leads, Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, but each supporting character was also amazing which is a testament to both the casting people and the director.
This film is described as a 'black comedy' and to be completely honest, this is what it is. Because as harrowing and disturbing as the subject matter for this film is, I can't even count the number of times that the whole cinema just started laughing, because it's generally so funny! There were so many things about it that made it this way, but I think the main reason for this is because it was so real. Real-life moments mixed in with the tragic absurdity of the story made is hilarious at times.
But then there were also sad moments. I don't usually cry when I see films in the cinema the first time I see them, but this for sure made me cry more than once. It was just... a lot. And I loved literally every moment of it.
I won't be surprised if this wins best picture because I think that it truly does deserve it. So if you're looking for something to go and see in the cinema, make sure it's this! Then come back and thank me because you won't be disappointed!