Flick in a Limerick

After the death of her daughter is not responded to in a hurry
A mother voices her displeasure with 3 billboards outside Ebbing Missouri
No justice no peace
She raises hell against the police
Tensions rise amongst residence putting this town in a flurry

Director – Martin McDonagh

Role Play (Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Peter Dinklage)

Nose Candy

“I’m guessing the billboards can’t say anything defamatory like fuck piss or cunt”

“Did you put up the billboards to fuck with the cops yet”

“All they’re doing is eating Krispy Kremes and busting 8 year olds on their bicycles”

“Why don’t you hush finish up your tea their father and get the fuck out of my kitchen”

“My daughter Angela was murdered 7 months ago, it seems to me the police department is too busy torturing black folk to solve actual crimes.”

Style Points

  • Close up shots
  • Interview sequence
  • Dentist scene
  • Suicide in horse stable with note bn
  • One take officer going crazy throwing guy of a roof
  • Suicide note dub overs
  • Point of view shot through body cast

Money Shot


Police station fire sequence with opera music.

Final Touch

There is such a realism in this picture from the interactions between police and the towns civilians primarily the african american community that is very timely. The tight shots really created a very intimate setting. Frances McDormand is stellar and has my personal favorite best 2017 performance. Woody Harrelson provides a moving supporting role as well. As much as I loved this movie I thought it did waver from dramatic to dark comedy a little too often. There were several what the hell moments that really threw off the overall tone. Such as when Mildred showed up to the junior high school and kicked that poor girl in her private area. There was that strange conversation with the CGI deer. Also who just rides around with a fire extinguisher in their trunk? All poetry doesn’t rhyme however as even with the odd structure this is still a masterpiece. Everybody is so obsessed with picking a side but do not want to see things from others perspectives. Three BIllboards forces viewers to take on a different angle to see who is really on the right side of justice.

– Caleb Harris

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